When we think about health, we must remember to think about the health of our brains, not just our physical body. Brain health isn’t just something you should think about as you get older. Your chances of enjoying healthy brain function as a senior is much better if you are caring for your brain now. Plus, you will enjoy even better physical and emotional health now if you are taking care of your brain.
One of the easiest ways to increase brain function is to choose foods that are good for the brain. Everything that goes into your body becomes a part of your body. Start improving your brain and overall health by replacing one unhealthy food with at least one of the foods on the following list each day:
Vital Oils: Vital Oils, such as extra virgin olive oil, deliver essential fatty acids to the brain, helping to keep moods stable, and improve focus, memory and performance.
Smart Proteins: When we eat smart proteins, such as nuts, seeds, poultry, lean meats, eggs, plain yogurt, grains and legumes, our dopamine, norepinephrine and serotonin levels are enhanced.
Antioxidants: Many foods contain antioxidants, such as berries, herbs and spices, sunflower seeds, walnuts, almonds, carrots, celery, kale, green tea, olive oil and many others. These antioxidant-rich foods help the brain and body fight off oxidative stress that can lead to degenerative diseases.
Low Toxicity: Go for organic foods whenever possible. This cuts down on the intake of harmful toxins that slow the brain down and can lead to numerous neurological issues.
Slowly Absorbed Glucose: Glucose is necessary since it helps with brain cell networking. What matters is the type of glucose you are consuming. Go for slowly-absorbed glucose foods, such as whole grains and steel cut oats, which will help balance mood, calm the mind and enhance learning and memory. Click here to learn more about rapid vs. slowly absorbed glucose.