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Eating for your Brain

Hello folks,

Many of us think about what we eat in how it will affect our body, will the effect cause us to get fat, help us lose weight, or provide energy for our workout.

However, have you ever considered how what you eat affects ….

your brain

your concentration.

your performance (in and out of the office)

Well, here’s some delicious foods that will have you feeling … and Thinking younger !

First, eat your breakfast. Yes,  your mom was right in it kickstarting your day.

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Let’s start with ~ Eat Breakfast to Fuel Your Brain

Tempted to skip breakfast? Studies have found that eating breakfast may improve short-term memory and attention. Students who eat it tend to perform better than those who don’t. Foods at the top of researchers’ brain-fuel list include high-fiber whole grains, dairy, and fruits. Just don’t overeat; researchers also found high-calorie breakfasts appear to hinder concentration.

This next one may sound fishy, but actually eating fish while enjoying the healhty oils inside it can boost your brain.

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A protein source linked to a great brain boost is fish — rich in omega-3 fatty acids that are key for brain health. These healthy fats have amazing brain power: A diet with higher levels of them has been linked to lower dementia and stroke risks and slower mental decline; plus, they may play a vital role in enhancing memory, especially as we get older.

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Caffeine will make you more alert. You can choose from getting it from a modest cup of java, or some green, oolong or other natural tea.

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There’s no magic bullet to boost IQ or make you smarter — but certain substances, like caffeine, can energize you and help you concentrate. Found in coffee, chocolate, energy drinks, and some medications, caffeine gives you that unmistakable wake-up buzz, though the effects are short-term. And more is often less: Overdo it on caffeine and it can make you jittery and uncomfortable.

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Enjoy some daily dark chocolate, nuts and seeds are good sources of the antioxidant vitamin E, which has been linked in some studies to less cognitive decline as you age. Dark chocolate also has other powerful antioxidant properties, and it contains natural stimulants like caffeine, which can enhance focus.

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We commonly associate blue with feeling down, now you can feel good about it when you eat blueberrys for your health. Research in animals shows that blueberries may help protect the brain from the damage caused by free radicals and may reduce the effects of age-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Studies also show that diets rich in blueberries improved both the learning and muscle function of aging rats, making them mentally equal to much younger rats.

Just a friendly reminder ~ when getting ready for a busy day and be your best you’ll want to power up your ability to concentrate? Start with a meal of 100% natural fruit, a whole-grain bagel with salmon, and a cup of coffee. In addition to eating a well-balanced meal, experts also offer this advice:

  • Get a good night’s sleep.
  • Stay hydrated.
  • Exercise to help sharpen thinking.
  • Meditate to clear thinking and relax.

Here’s to enjoying Boundryless Brain Health and Creativity !!