Eat Smart! Pick up any magazine today and read about fueling our brains for maximum performance!! You don’t have to be an Olympic athlete or training for a marathon to benefit from a diet overhaul and applying mindfulness and intention to what you eat on a daily basis!!
To receive maximum benefit from the process of eating mindfully, one must be cognizant of every bite or ingredient in the food we prepare for ourselves and our families, considering maximum nutritional punch for the calorie expenditure.
SMART FOOD FOR YOUR BRAIN
Add these super-foods to your diet to increase your brain health!! Keep it up and your food choices will impact yout brain for a lifetime!!
Blueberries or are they “brainberries”? Dr. Steven Pratt, author of Superfoods Rx: Fourteen Foods Proven to Change Your Life refers to this mighty little fruit as such!! “Brainberries” help protect the brain from oxidative stress and are thought to help aging conditions such as dementia and Alzheimer’s.
Avocado High in monounsaturated fat, so a serving is 1/4-1/2 of an avocado, this fatty fruit helps healthy blood flow, which in turn leads to a healthy brain!! Hypertension leads to brain functioning decline, so avocado benefits your brain and your ticker!!
Whole Grains High in Vitamin E, almonds and walnuts make a great snack or tossed into salads. High levels of vitamin E are thought to decrease levels of cognitive decline as we age.
Wild Caught Salmon Rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids, many dieticians recommend a four ounce serving 2-3 times a week. Your brain is 60% fat consisting of mostly omega-3 fatty acid DHA which is critical for brain function and a healthy nervous system.