March 14, 2016
Welcome to part two of a 3-part blog series on the impact of exercise, nutrition, and meditation just on NEUROLOGICAL FUNCTION alone (of course we all know about the great all-over-body benefits, but for now let’s just focus on brainpower!)
The human brain may only weigh in at about 3 pounds but it’s possibly the hungriest organ in your body, utilizing about 20% of your daily intake of carbs, proteins, and fats to create energy, brain chemicals, and brain cells (respectively).
Although most people choose foods for taste, convenience, or their waistline, choosing foods for brain power may be even more important because the nutrients your brain needs really aren’t very bio-available from any bottle.
But don’t worry, incorporating “brain foods” into your diet is easy…just keep these 6 rules in mind:
For more info on eating the right foods improve memory, focus, and mood check out “Brain Food: Eating for Brain Health” by Deane Alban: http://bebrainfit.com/brain-food-brain-health/
(BeBrainFit.com is a fantastic source of information about maintaining and improving cognitive and mental health based on the best available scientific research!)
AND EAT WELL TO BE WELL!