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Increase your IQ ~ Easy as One, Two, Three !

Hi Folks,
After an exhilarating workout in the park, relaxed with some Qigong and Tai Chi.

Later, our group met for some morning tea with breakfast.

Of course, we got to chatting right away.

The topic was on how to improve our IQ, especially us “Young at Heart” folks   😉

Here’s more …

Continuously increasing our IQ is a goal for every person who
wants to succeed in life. Most of the leading positions and high
paying jobs are occupied by capable persons, with incredibly high IQ’s.

The reason for this is simple: the higher your IQ is, the smarter you are
and thus, the better equipped you are to pursue your goals. So, if you are
dreaming about becoming an important person, get out of that reverie state and
start improving your intelligence so that you can compete with others
who want the same things you want!

There are many things which you can do in order to increase your IQ
and make your brain work faster and more efficiently.

Number one on the list is sleep. Most modern people have problems
with sleep: whether they do not get enough of it or its quality is very low.

This problem also affects the way in which the brain functions, so it is highly
necessary that you solve your sleep issues if you want your intellectual
capabilities to improve.

Second , include meditation in your daily routine. This will maintain your brain
focus and will increase its capacity of storing new information.

Other techniques of relaxation are also welcomed..
The more relaxed you are, the more your brain will be
ready to cooperate.

The third way in which you can improve your intelligence is by reading extensively.
This will improve your vocabulary and will challenge your brain to penetrate a
world with which it is not familiar.

Thus, the imagination is stimulated.

No matter what types of books you read, it is recommended that you take just short breaks
between your readings, so that you are always pushing your brain into learning while  increasing
its capacities more and more. It’s as easy as just picking up a good book and start reading.

Last, but not least, it is highly important to include in your daily health habit food which will
stimulate your brain while helping  it to accumulate more and more information.

Now, here are a few natural foods and herbs to help that brain of yours.

Fish and Fish oils. The type of fat we eat is very important for a healthy performance brain. 60% of the brain’s solid matter is composed of essential fatty acids. Omega-3 fats found in cold-water fish make up a large portion of the communicating membranes of the brain. Brain cells must constantly refresh themselves with a new supply of fatty acids.

brain food 300x225 IQ Foods: Top 10 Brain Health Foods

Ginkgo Biloba has been found to increase circulation and oxygen delivery to the brain. But it also appears to have strong antioxidant powers, protecting brain cells from harmful molecules called free radicals.

Ginkgo-Biloba tree leaves

Ginkgo-Biloba tree leaves

Eggs The incredible edible egg appears to do incredulous things for your brain. Whole eggs are not only high in protein, and low in calories, but they are also rich in Vitamin E, omega-3 fatty acids and B vitamins. B vitamins may help prevent inflammation and aid in the new brain cell development. Look for eggs such as Eggland’s Best Eggs, or other “higher” omega-3 fatty acids eggs (they even taste better). Recommendation: 4 whole eggs per week.

Free Range Eggs

Free Range Eggs

Tomatoes. There is good evidence to suggest that lycopene, a powerful antioxidant found in tomatoes, could help protect against the kind of free radical damage to cells, which occurs in the development of dementia, particularly Alzheimer’s.

Tomatoes

Tomatoes

Grapefruits are a rich source of Vitamins A, B1 and C, which help to neutralize the acidic effects of food, which are harmful to the nerve system. One feels refreshed and alert if consume regularly. Oranges and lemons achieve the same effects too.

Grapefruit

Grapefruit

Seeds. Like nuts, many seeds and nuts can boost your mood and brainpower. Sunflower seeds contain tryptophan, an important amino acid that the brain converts to seratonin, which is a natural way to relieve mild depression and insomnia. Additionally, sunflower seeds are high in thiamine, an important B vitamin, which increases memory and cognitive function.

Seeds

Seeds

Nuts. A study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology suggests that a good intake of vitamin E might help to prevent poor memory. Nuts are a great source of vitamin E along with leafy green vegetables, seeds, eggs, brown rice and wholegrains.

Nuts

Nuts

Sage. Sage has long had a reputation for improving memory and although most studies focus on sage as an essential oil, it could be worth adding fresh sage to your diet, too.  Such as in salad or even with meat dishes.

Grow your own Sage

Grow your own Sage

Chocolate: Last (and arguably least beneficial) is cocoa beans, which contain the flavanol epicatechin and antioxidants. Dark chocolate is best, and avoid candy bars with lots of added sugars. Also, recent research suggests that chocolate can improve memory. You can even enjoy it at some spas now or just enjoy some hot coco or chocolate bar. That chocolate spa looks intriguing  😉

Enjoy that Dark Chocolate

Enjoy that Dark Chocolate

So enjoy these fun AND delicious ways to a better IQ  as well as a Boundrylessly Healthy Life !!

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