Food that fuels the brain

Can you believe that what we eat actually makes a huge impact on our brain power and how we function. There are countless articles on what helps fuel our brain to work at its optimal level. Here’s a quick rundown for all y’all.

Nutrition you need:

Vitamin E

  • Vitamin E is an antioxidant that supports your cells in oxidative damage, therefore slowing the process of your cells decline
  • Good sources of vitamin E are NUTS (specifically walnuts)

Other Rad Antioxidants

Omega 3 Fatty Acids

  • help with brain development, increase levels of DHA (fight against memory loss)
  • Good sources wild salmon, chia seeds and fish oil.
  • My favorite is Usana’s BiOmega as you saw in my instagram post earlier last week.

Medium-Chain Triglyercides or “good fats”

  • fuel for the brain – think gas for a car
  • Good sources are coconut oil

Vitamin K & Chlorine 

  • brain developers
  • A good source is broccoli

Flavonoids

  • supports blood flow to the think tank
  • Good sources dark chocolate (woot woot) & red wine (remember always in moderation) & Proflavanol C

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Also add in:

  • Tumeric
    • it’s a fun spice, I like it with tea. My favorite is the Trader Joe’s brand that is Ginger & Tumeric
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • EXERCISE
    • I know, I know, it’s not technically a food, but it is a food for your body that only helps your brain function at a higher rate
  • MEDITATION
    • Again, like exercise this isn’t food, but the benefits are so overwhelming I can’t not add it in here. Try it. Take 5 mins a day. I’ll admit sometimes I don’t get it in, but even sitting still always helps clear the mind.

 

 

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