It’s October which means your kids a re back at school and you’re back to the grind at work. Everybody is back to the books, whether it’s a geography textbook or a cheque book. You might be wondering, how do I keep my brain, and my children’s brain active and laser focused on all that we need to do? Here are three brain-boosting habits to consider:
Eating Walnuts, Avocados, Beets:
Yes, it’s as simple a that. Ever wonder why ‘walnuts’ look like mini brains? It’s because consuming them are good for your brain. Walnuts are loaded with mono-unsaturated fats and omega-3s so eating them has been associated with better memory and brain function. Eating avocados helps regulates the body’s Vitamin K, which help prevent blood clots and improve brain function, especially memory and concentration. Beets improve blood flow to the brain, and helps improve overall mental performance.
There is something called the brain-gut connection. Our guts are filled with 100’s of types of ‘good’ bacteria that are essential to maintaining ‘good’ health. These gut bacteria, along with other factors such as good nutrition and stress reduction, is beneficial to digestive health. What it am saying is, ingesting probiotics is essential for brain health. If you or your children are experiencing less energy and improper digestion, eat something that promotes probiotic health such as yogurt that come pre-made with probiotics.
Drinking Water and Move:
A simple fix is this – drink more water and get up and move! Aim to drink 8 glasses of water a day. And, MOVE more often. Don’t be a couch potato. Get up, walk about, put out the recycling bin, go for a simple walk around the block, walk up-on-down your street 2-3 times. It’s free, it’s easy, it’s beneficial.
Just keep this in mind – food and wellness go together. If you are bored with the same old foods, search the web to find limitless recipes on maintaining brain health. Need more information? Just reach out and let me help you. Lis