I wanted to briefly share with you today about a few foods that are amazing for our brains! When I'm adding in these ingredients to my smoothies or oatmeal, I'm thinking of giving my brain big hug and the nourishment it needs!
Remember, it's food that we eat and the lifestyle we live that are medicine— having the power to prevent, treat, and even reverse chronic diseases.
Here is a list for you of 3 of the top brain-boosting foods + their AMAZING benefits, from Julie Morris, a natural foods chef and superfood specialist:
Elevates mood (and decreases both depression and anxiety)
Boosts learning and memory
Highly neuroprotective (enhances neuro-cognitive functioning)
Tip: Adding organic cacao powder or cacao nibs to smoothies, oatmeal, or yogurt are a great way to get in these nutrients! Or clean, organic dark chocolate that is at least 70% cacao.
2. Purple berries — blueberries, acai, blackberries, and even less dark ones like raspberries, strawberries, and cranberries
Improve problem solving, learning, and memory
Highly neuroprotective and anti-aging
Help with fluidity of thought
Improve coordination and balance
Increase alertness and focus
Provides calmness and energy
Diminishes anxiety and improves sense of well-being
Boosts motivation and focus
Improves memory and cognition
Promotes creative thinking and flow
Tip: Try a matcha latte! You can also add matcha to smoothies, granola, and baked goods.
So, this week, I encourage you to pick 1 food off of this brain-boosting list to try out and begin incorporating into your eating. Which one are you going to choose? Reply and let me know! Can't wait to hear from you!
If you are at a place where you are ready to really focus even more on the area of food in your life and are eager to see transformation, I'd love to talk with you! Book your free "Discover Your Path to a Healthy and Joyful Life" session here today. :)
To your health!