Healthy brain nutrition

 In Nutrition

Strong evidence suggests that eating a “whole food diet will improve overall brain and body health, choosing certain foods can maximize and preserve brain health.

The following will help optimize healthy brain nutrition:

Increase food rich in Omega 3 fats and monounsaturated fats. Examples of these foods are fish (mackerel, trout, tuna, salmon and white fish are all high in omega 3’s). Nuts and seeds such as walnuts, flax, and chia seed are good, avocados are a good source as are sesame, olive and canola oil.

Eat anti-inflammatory foods such as berries- raspberry’s and blue berry’s, spices such as turmeric, vegetables such as beets, dark green leafy vegetables tomatoes and peppers,  dark chocolate and baking coco also are anti-inflammatory. Reduce refined sugars, and gluten.

Increase your intake of anti-oxidant foods found in nuts berry’s green leafy vegetables, dark orange vegies, spices and herbs.  These foods help to protect the cell.

Eat complex carbohydrates, complex carbohydrates are fibrous and starchy and are found in foods like legumes, starchy vegetables, and whole grains.

Eat foods that are good sources of B vitamins, vitamin D, and E these vitamins are essential for brain health.  Also try to keep your cholesterol and LDL levels  at recommended levels.

These sources as well as incorporating organic pure coconut oil in your daily diet will lead to a healthier body and mind.

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