Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Foods for Brain Power and How to Take Advantage of Them

Foods for Brain Power and How to Take Advantage of Them
By []Harry Choudalakis 

Hey People!

Did you know your brain is like a muscle? You must nourish it properly in order for it to perform maximally! And no I do not mean reading books or listening to audio...

These are actually exercises for the brain, not food. We usually call them food for the brain metaphorically, but in reality reading and listening is brain exercise...

What I'm talking about in this post is real, tangible food!

I'll try to use as LESS scientific terminology as I possibly can in order for this post to be more "user friendly" to a broader audience OK?

So let's start with something basic: Fat is very good for you and very health promoting! 2 Things are bad for you:

1. All kinds of processed foods and

2. grains. The 1st one is self-explanatory and the 2nd one I'll explain in another post and in-depth. 

Now, your brain thrives on healthy fats for energy and micronutrients (trace elements, vitamins, minerals). So, in this post I will be to the point about which foods you can use to boost your brain power in no particular order...

1. Cocoa: Fiber, Antioxidants and Serotonin-boosting compounds makes cocoa one of the best choices for cardiovascular and thus, brain health. Just avoid chocolate that is loaded with toxic preservatives and sugar.

2. Pomegranate: A Ton of vitamins and trace minerals in that one and of course,  it's loaded with antioxidants to help your body control free radicals, make pomegranate an amazing choice for brain performance and of course, health in general.

3. Avocado:  This is one of my personal favorites because it has so many health benefits, it's ridiculous!

Let's start with a high amount of beneficial Omega-3 fatty acids that boost your immune, cardiovascular, nervous and muscular systems and continue with another healthy amount of antioxidants that make it a superior health - promoting food!

4. Nuts: High amounts of protein, fiber, antioxidants and low blood sugar spikes make nuts like walnuts and macademia a superior choice for brain power and general health!

5. Seeds: Flax Seeds, Hemp Seeds, Sesame Seeds and the list could go on... The healthy Omega-3 fatty acids are abundant in these type of foods as well as the antioxidants and if you incorporate them into your daily nutrition regimen, your heart, brain and joints will thank you for doing so!

6. Fibrous and slow released carbohydrates: Beans, Broccoli, Brown Rice, Sweet Potatoes and Yams and in general gluten free, slow releasing carbs are better utilized by your body and your brain. Remember, 20% of the carbs you eat are used by your brain!

7. Natural Organic Peanut Butter: Well let's see... Packed with quality plant based protein, essential fatty acids, 97% unsaturated fats, packed with vitamin E and good calories in order to give you more energy for thinking fast To top all that, it tastes delicious too! What more could you want?

10. Goji Berries: One of the few fruits because that contain all essential amino acids, plus they also have the highest concentration of protein of any fruit. A TON of vitamin C, more carotenoids than any other food, have 21 trace minerals, and are high in fiber. Also contain 15 times the amount of iron found in spinach, as well as calcium, zinc, selenium and many other important trace minerals, I believe this little nutritional wonder can go a long way as far as brain power, general health and well-being are concerned!

11. Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil: My Favorite!

In order to have the maximum benefits, choose one that is unrefined, Cold-pressed, Unhydrogenated. The high concentration of Medium Chain Triglycerides contained in this oil, makes it a brain- feeding powerhouse! It also boasts anti-viral, and anti-bacterial health-protecting properties.

12. Organic, Cold-Pressed Hemp Oil:

The most balanced ratio of Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids period! Hemp Oil is protein-rich, gluten-free oil loaded with protein, Omega fatty acids and fiber. No known allergies exist to hemp foods.

Well, there are many more foods that boost rain performace, but this article is already long... Consider adding these foods into your daily nutritional plan... Your brain will thank you for it!

Have an amazing day!

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