Some mornings are easier than others right? I used to wake up having to drag my butt out of bed and feeling so foggy upstairs. It would take me at least 15 minutes to mentally feel on and ready to conquer the day. That was such a long time ago, but I know that struggle. It really sucks! Then, things changed, or more accurately I made a change. I began clean eating and incorporating superfoods into my diet.
Life has been greener, brighter and more awesome every single day since!
Our brains are about 3% of our body weight and yet demands about 25% of our energy. That is quite a hungry hungry hippo! So how are you feeding it? Dead and processed food like bread, chips, pasta, burgers, fried anything, sugars, candy, and fast food just doesn’t cut it. Those foods will actually age you faster and put you at a risk for early dementia, Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
Here are 5 Powerful BRAIN FOODS to feed your awesome brain:
When you look at a walnut what does it look like? A brain! Amazing how mother nature works her perfection and with walnuts you may ace those exams with more accuracy than ever. Walnuts are rich is ALA’s which increase blood flow thereby keeping your circulation healthy and strong. More blood flowing to your brain means more essential nutrients get to your brain. Walnuts also help reduce system inflammation that leads to chronic disease such as auto immune disorders, heart attacks, stroke and arteriosclerosis. So GO NUTS 😉
Cleansing is really important to brain health. Toxins block the brains ability to stay clear and mentally acute. For a great brain boosting cleanse check this out!
Coconut Oil and MCT oil:
Both of these are made from coconuts. MCT oil is a concentrated form of coconut oil and is a super brain function booster. It can boost memory, clarity, mental focus and concentration levels needed for complex tasks or creative work. Both of these fats can be found at your local health food store and many grocery stores now carry them as well.
These root vegetables contain naturally occurring nitrates that boost the blood and circulation as well. Beets are also VERY detoxifying and considered a powerful blood builder. Most notably Germans use beets to create high iron tonics which help increase hemoglobin and ferritin (iron) levels in the blood. This is vitally, as hemoglobin carries oxygen throughout your system. Your brain needs oxygen to work it’s magic and stay alert for all your thinking and planning needs. Juice beets, and half a lemon, and 1/2 a stalk of celery for a supercharged brain power morning boost.
Mmmmmm I love the Bees! I’m seriously going to have my own bee hive. I’m in the planning stages of getting this project off the ground. I have a GINORMOUS amount of respect for these amazing creatures. Royal jelly is produced by the Queen Mother Bee. It is an astounding natural elixir. It is one of the most powerful adaptogens in the world. It restores exhausted states, relieves joint pain by reducing inflammation and heals wounds and infections in seemingly miraculous ways. Royal jelly will boost your energy levels and help cognitive function by restoring drained out states. A very small amount is all your need and the effects are immediate.
Blue Green Algae, Spirulina and Chlorella:
I grouped these 3 Superheroes together because they are very related. All come from the sea, or lakes. They are POTENT brain foods. Blue green Algae especially is a single celled organism that basically feeds many other organisms and animals along the food chain. It is pure energy from the Sun. It takes sunlight and transforms it into a form that we can ingest. All 3 of these foods are IMMENSELY detoxifying. They cleanse your body of toxic stuff that may be impairing the health of your organ systems and thereby affecting the heath of your brain. Remember everything is connected in your body. No organ, muscle, bone or cell works exclusively. They area joint force that collaborate and communicate for you!
Help your brain stay young, strong and healthy by eating these superfoods on a daily basis.
To your health and happiness always!