10 Brain Boosting Tips

April 30, 2011

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Eggs-Yolks are rich source of choline and B vitamins, both important brain nutrients.

Wild Salmon, Sardine, Anchovies, Mackerel-Packed with Omega 3 fatty acids, especially DHA which is crucial for brain cell membrane health. When cell membranes are fluid the Neurotransmitters (brain chemicals such as serotonin and dopamine) can plug into their receptor sites.

Walnuts-Shaped like little brains and are an excellent source of DHA

Quality Protein with each meal-Brain uses amino acids to make neurotransmitters and amino acids come from protein.

Ginkgo Biloba-Promotes blood flow to the brain, and increases circulation. **

Green tea- Contains anti-oxidants, which prevents free-radical damage from toxic exposure. **

Gluten free diet-Gluten can reduce blood flow to brain and due to intolerance many people experience brain fog, depression, and anxiety when they consume gluten.

Organic produce-Pesticides are toxic for all the organs, including the brain.

8 hours of Sleep-Allows the body to rest and repair, making you feel refreshed upon waking.

Exercise-Relieves stress, and has a positive effect on mood.

**Always be sure to choose organic and wild crafted herbs. Quality matters and often cheap herbal supplements have been extracted using toxic solvents.

Photos: Renee Silverman and Mr T. in DC

Comments

silence dogood's picture

I was wondering if you have ever considered hemp seed instead of fish for Omega-3-6-9 supplementation. it has all three as well as all essential amino acids in the perfect ratio for easy digestion. with all the waterborne contaminants being leeched into the water table and ocean it is almost impossible to ensure you are getting safe seafood other than getting tilapia or salmon grown in aquaponics where all the inputs can be monitored.

really like the website! look forward to other good articles!

silence dogood's picture

I was wondering if you have ever considered hemp seed instead of fish for Omega-3-6-9 supplementation. it has all three as well as all essential amino acids in the perfect ratio for easy digestion. with all the waterborne contaminants being leeched into the water table and ocean it is almost impossible to ensure you are getting safe seafood other than getting tilapia or salmon grown in aquaponics where all the inputs can be monitored.

really like the website! look forward to other good articles!

 




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