Re-blogged : Brain Foods


The following is a must read article about different foods that help with brain function. Obviously I have an interest in this topic, regardless of that, the article still makes for an interesting read for anyone that has a brain!!

I reblogged from blissreturned. a wonderful source of nutritional & health guidance.

The brain requires more food nourishment that the rest of the body combined. Did you know that once the brain cells die, they cannot be replenished, unlike the cells of the rest of the body? Did you know that the higher the quality of whole food nourishment that is taken in by the body, the greater the whole food nourishment fed to the brain. Did you know that the whole food nourishment fed to the brain, the longer the cell life expectancy and greater the quality of thoughts and reasoning regarding whole life matters?

In our recent article we talk about Foods to Add to the Brain!! Eating Plans to Help Improve Brain Function(http://blissreturned.wordpress.com/2012/01/04/foods-to-add-to-the-brain-eating-plans-to-help-improve-brain-function/).

Food is an easy way to improve brain function because you can build up the nutrients and chemicals needed for your brain to operate at maximum efficiency while also enhancing your overall health. Have you ever noticed if you skip a meal or two you have difficulty concentrating, or perhaps you become a little irritable? That’s your brain telling you it needs a new supply of nutrition to operate properly.

Essential fatty acids- many people are led to believe that dietary fats are bad. However certain fats obtained from foods are critical for optimal brain health. Your brain cells depend on fats for construction, repair, and ongoing communication.

Unsaturated fats are those that must be obtained from diet because the body cannot create them. Among the most important of these are unsaturated omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids. Omega 6 fatty acids are plentiful in the typical American diet, it’s the omega-3 fatty acids that are less plentiful in our diet.

Our focus here is on those particular nutrients found in foods that enhance neuron firing and cross-linking in the brain. The foods listed below can help you: concentrate, increase memory, tune sensorimotor skills, keep you motivated, speed up your reaction time, control stress, and even slow down the aging of brain cells! So here is a list of 20 different food types that we can add to our diet, their effects, and how they function : click here to see list & more

 

ALSO here is a hugely insightful you tube clip. Please take time to watch it, the information isn’t new but it is highly informative & quite inspirational. The clip is about Dr Terry Wahls & her fight against MS. It was recommended by a fellow blogger http://billericapolitics.org

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLjgBLwH3Wc

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4 comments

  1. LOVE this article!!!

    Good Morning!
    I nominate you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! That you are indeed!
    http://step-on-a-crack.com/2012/03/15/the-very-inspiring-blogger-award/
    Peace, Jen

  2. --Rick

    Here is a link to an interesting article by a physician suffering from Multiple Sclerosis who developed a diet to strengthen and feed mitochondria – the cell’s powerhouse/building blocks. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLjgBLwH3Wc. Best wishes and good luck on your own journey to full health. –Rick

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