Water is crucial for the Brain.
Your brain is 80% water; therefore it is very important for us to keep our bodies fully hydrated. Dehydration will interfere with your ability to think clearly, among other things. Many people believe that drinking any kind of liquid is the answer to dehydration; on the contrary, drinks containing caffeine tend to dehydrate a person. Drinking ample amounts of water, on the other hand, will help keep you thinking clearly. Drinking at least .5 ounces per pound of body weight per day is the first solution for maintaining brain health.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Secondly, the brain is primarily composed of omega-3 fatty acids. Fatty acids can be found in animals which have been grass-fed, and include grass-fed beef, wild game, eggs and meat from pastured chickens and dairy products from grass-fed cows as long as these products aren’t homogenized or ultra-pasteurized.
Deep ocean fish like wild salmon, sardines, etc. also supply omega-3 fatty acids. This type of fish is especially good for the brain because they contain an omega-3 fatty acid called DHA which makes up a large portion of brain tissue.
Flax seeds, avocados and walnuts are also good sources of omega-3 and are good brain foods. If you look at the shape of walnuts, you will see that the nut itself looks like a brain. Could it be that this is God’s way of speaking to us?
The brain also needs protein foods because of the “neurotransmitters” which are made from amino acids. Many people who are low on protein lack mental flexibility and often get very angry and upset when told of this.
Again, grass-fed animals provide the healthiest proteins. It is important that we eat our protein at breakfast time because that is when our “hydrochloric acid” is highest and protein is easiest to digest. It is not good enough just to have coffee and donuts for breakfast — proteins sharpen our brains and we are able to perform better at mental tasks.
Not everyone wants to have animal protein, however, therefore, a good protein shake would be recommended. In terms of supplements, Super Algae is suggested, which contains blue-green algae, spirulina and chlorella.
Foods To Resist
High fructose corn syrup
Polished white rice
Alcohol is a big cause of brain damage.
It kills brain cells.
I would like to end this blog with a quotation from noted Psychiatrist Dr. Daniel Amen. An expert in his field, and author of numerous NY Times best sellers , Dr. Amen says:
To maximize the benefits of BHRT, you need to make the brain-healthy changes in your life. Eating healthier, taking supplements where needed, getting more sleep, and exercising will have a synergistic effect.
Author: Daniel G. Amen
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