Head First: Food for the Brain
Most times when we order a meal or do our meal planning/preparing we often don’t think about the brain even though our gut feeds our brain. Yet, it is often said that we are what we eat.
In 2022 let us make a conscious decision and effort to care for our brain first. Many persons who were very sick with the covid 19 virus can tell you that they are now experiencing brain fog and some memory problems. An experience that is being referred to as “Covid Brain.”
The slogan that we often use “food for thought” in this case can really mean that we are thoughtful in the food that we put in our gut to fuel our thoughts, meaning our brain. The best way to feed our brain is by using natural foods.
Here are 9 foods you can consume to nourish the brain.
1. Fatty Fish
Wild Salmon, Albacore Tuna, and Sardines contains Omega Fatty Acids that builds brain nerve cells and is essential for learning and memory. Fatty fish helps to ward off Alzheimer and age-related mental illnesses
Eggs contains B6, B12 and Choline which helps to create neurotransmitters that regulate mood and improves memory. The B vitamins found in the egg yolk helps to slow mental decline by lowering the chemicals that leads to dementia and Alzheimer’s and helps to regulate the sugar level in the brain.
3. Blueberries & Black Berries
Helps with delivering anthocyanins, a compound with antioxidant, anticancer, antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects. These components help with brain aging and neurodegenerative diseases. Blueberries and black berries can be eaten as snack by themselves or be added to both hot and cold cereals.
Broccoli contains powerful antioxidants, vitamin K and anti-inflammatory properties. The next time you see a bunch of broccolis give it a closer look and see how much it resembles the brain.
5. Pumpkin Seeds
They are rich in micronutrients such as Copper, Iron, Magnesium and Zinc. These are important for brain function.
Copper: Helps with nerve signals.
Iron: Helps significantly with brain fog.
Magnesium: Helps with learning, memory, depression, seizures, and migraines.
Contains active ingredients such as curcumin which has anti-inflammatory properties and antioxidants that help reduces symptoms of depression and Alzheimer’s disease by clearing the plaque that causes this disease and thus leads to improved memory.
7. Citrus Fruits
Citrus fruits contain a healthy dose of Vitamin C that fights off dangerous free radicals that damages the brain cells. It also helps with anxiety, depression, Alzheimer's disease and other mental health diseases. Vitamin C is also available in other non-citrus fruits and vegetables.
8. Dark Chocolate
Darker chocolate is packed with compounds such as caffeine, antioxidants and flavonoids. Flavonoids help with learning and memory. It slows down mental decline and helps to boost your mood.
Nuts have healthy fat, Vitamin E and antioxidants that is known to improve heart health. A healthy heart pumps healthy blood to the brain. Walnut has the exact shape of the brain and is filled with Omega fatty acid which sharpens your memory and helps with inflammation.
Do you want to increase brain performance and mental task?
You can start with the foods listed above. There are also a lot of different foods that help with improving brain function, but persons don’t consume them consistently or in adequate quantity to achieve the most benefits.
Supplement your control tower which is your brain with intravenous vitamins, minerals and amino acids that contain Zinc, Iron, Vitamin, B, D, C, Folic Acid, Magnesium, NAD, Choline and many more compounds.
IV drip therapy is the best, quickest and safest way to boost your brain and other major organ systems. IV drip therapy delivers these nutrients directly into the bloodstream and avoids the gut for a quicker and more efficient delivery.
Be intentional about your brain health in 2022, try these foods and IV supplements today and stay away from any food or drink that may have a negative impact on brain function.
Remember your Brain is your Control Tower from which other organ systems get direction to function.