Get an Easy Brain Health Boost with These Foods
Every minute of every hour of every day we rely on our brain; however, we spend so little of that time taking care of it. Adding just two foods to your diet could enhance the health of your brain for a lifetime! These magical gems are blueberries and salmon.
Behold! The Blueberry…
Blueberries have long been admired for their powerful antioxidant levels fighting off free radicals that inundate our bodies each day. Now studies indicate these berries are even more valuable to our brain health than originally thought. According to the Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry, adding blueberries to the diet can help improve memory and have the potential to slow down or postpone the onset of other cognitive problems associated with aging.
Stock up on Salmon
Omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) are essential because they cannot be made by the body and must be found in food. Incorporating fish such as salmon and mackerel, 2 times per week can help the body meet its omega-3 needs. By following our sample meal plan, you can find ways to easily add salmon into your week.
EPA and DHA have been applauded for their assisting role in healthy brain development, improved heart health, improved triglyceride levels, decreased blood pressure, and anti-inflammatory properties. Specifically, DHA is necessary for the growth and functional development of the brain in infants.
The American Heart Association recommends 1 gram per day of EPA and DHA for overall heart health and 2 to 4 grams of EPA and DHA daily to treat elevated triglyceride levels – always under a doctor’s care.
Take Action on Your Brain Health!
What you put in your body today has a dramatic impact on your brain and overall health for life. The great thing is you can take control and change your life for the better right away. Eating the right to ensure your brain’s health is one thing, but go a step further and take an honest look at all the foods you are putting into your body. If you aren’t happy, take just 21 days change this with the 21 Day Full Body Makeover.