How to Boost Brain Power Naturally

What Are the Best Foods for Boosting Brain Power?Alternative Health Suggestions for an Aging Brain, Pt 3 of ...

Dr. Mercola: Giving your brain the fuel it needs to function optimally may also improve your current cognitive function and creativity, making you more productive at work and at home…

You may make a significant difference in your overall health and reduce your risk of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease when you purposefully include the foods your brain needs to function and detoxify.

  • More than 5 million people in the U.S. suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, the most severe of several different types of dementia
  • Improving your brain health is not only about preventing neurodegeneration such as dementia, but also about improving your memory, learning and other cognitive abilities
  • Your brain function is impacted by the food you eat each day, so it’s important to include those high in antioxidants for protection and medium chain triglycerides for fuel

Foods to Feed Your Brain and Improve Your Cognitive Function:

The food you eat feeds your brain and significantly impacts your ability to think, learn and remember. Here are some of my favorite foods that not only are important to your brain but also to the rest of your body.

Avocados

These little powerhouses are filled with healthy fat, energy and flavor. The nutrients in avocados are important to your brain and skin, and help stabilize your blood sugar. They are part of my diet every day.

Blueberries

High in antioxidants, they protect your brain from neurodegeneration. They are packed with flavor and vitamins. Balance the natural sugars in blueberries by increasing your fiber intake to reduce your net carbs (grams of carbohydrates minus grams of fiber equals net carbs).

Broccoli

High levels of vitamin K and choline in broccoli help protect your brain. Add florets raw to your salad, or steam your broccoli spears for a maximum of three to four minutes to optimize the sulforaphane content.

Celery

While extremely low in calories, celery is high in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties. Clean a bunch and place in a bowl of clean, fresh water in your fridge to make them last for well over a week.

Bone Broth

Excellent to heal your gut and reduce your symptoms of leaky gut. This in turn protects your brain from the increased inflammatory process that results from bacteria and food leaking into your bloodstream.

Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Olive Oil

Not all olive oil is created equally, and fraud is commonplace when it comes to olive oil. Look for third-party validated extra-virgin, cold pressed oils to boost your intake of polyphenols. These powerful antioxidants may improve your learning and memory as well as help to reverse the signs of aging and neuron damage in your brain. Olive oil degrades rapidly at high heat, so add the oil to your salads or vegetables after cooking.

Walnuts

These little gems are high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. A handful each day may help improve your cognitive skills. Eat walnuts as a snack in the afternoon or as an addition to your salad.

Turmeric

This ancient root is one of the most powerful nutrients found in nature. Turmeric is one of the spices that gives curry a distinctive flavor and the chemical curcumin in turmeric has anti-oxidant effects on your body.

Rosemary

Carnosic acid found in rosemary protects your brain against free radical damage that triggers neurodegenerative changes. Add the herb to your favorite chicken recipe or spice up your salad with a few sprigs.

Organic, Pastured Egg Yolks

What was once heralded as the reason behind heart disease, now has been vindicated. Research demonstrates egg yolks not only aren’t bad for your health but actually are high in choline, necessary for fetal brain development.

Coconut

This MCT is one of the foundational foods you may use to feed your brain, reduce inflammation and prevent memory loss. It does wonders for your skin and is a natural antibacterial as well.

Beets

These are one of the most nutritious root vegetables you can include in your diet. Forget the beets from your childhood. Today beets may be incorporated into mustards and salads or combined into a very tasty beet, goat cheese and walnut tart. They are high in antioxidants and the natural nitrates boost blood supply to your brain and improve performance.

For more info, see:

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/11/15/strategies-to-reduce-inflammation.aspx

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/09/29/foods-improve-brain-health.aspx

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/01/12/top-7-brain-foods.aspx

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/10/31/9-foods-brain-health.aspx

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/05/17/good-brain-health-tips.aspx

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2009/01/27/brain-food-how-to-eat-smart.aspx


Brain Support For Your Blood Type

If you have ever experienced absentmindedness, inability to focus, or forgetfulness, you are not alone. Although research has shown that as part of the natural aging process, we may experience a progressive decline in cognitive function, it doesn’t have to be that way. Following your specific Blood Type Diet can provide the first line of support for proper brain and cognitive function throughout your life.

Unsure of your blood type? Find out now by purchasing the D’Adamo Personalized Nutrition – Home Blood Type Testing Kit

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