To keep being sharp, you need an army of minerals, vitamins and a host of other nutrients. A good example is, to ensure that messages are being exchanged between neurons you need magnesium, so you can create memories so you can learn. Unfortunately oven half of us Americans do not get enough magnesium, the bottom line we are falling short on our intake of nutrients that is critical for the good health of our brain.
A good diet of nutritious can make us sharper, and help us stave off dementia and also depression, it can even reduce the amount that our brain shrinks as a natural part of aging. However, our typical American diet of bookoo processed foods of refined carbs, big time sugar with the wrong fats does the opposite. Says Drew Ramsey, Md. Now listen to this it’s been linked to a smaller hippo campus, the area of our brain involved in our memory, also regulating our emotions, yes our emotions.
A good diet can actually help our brain by warding off a couple of its mortal enemies; chronic inflammation and vascular disease. Both of these conditions may lead to dementia, depression, and a stroke. Fortunately for all of us one of the most delicious diets in our world, which is the Mediterranean style of eating has the very best research creds when it comes to involving good brain health. By eating this way can make it 40 t0 50% less likely for us to develop Alzheimer’s and other types of dementia. It can also cut our risk of depression and stroke by almost a third, according to a review in the Annals of Neurology journal.
The kicker is the Mediterranean diet is heavily rich in very powerful antioxidants like vitamin C in tomatoes, oranges, carotenoids in cantaloupe and spinach, vitamin E in almonds and olive oil also anti-inflammatory compounds like the needed omega-3 fatty acids in fish, which is reported by Catherine Feart, PhD. These nutrients can protect the arteries leading to our brain, and the brain itself. Although it can benefit us even if we start it in an old age, the earlier we adopt this way of eating, the better. Now listen to this, research found that the diet appears to preserve white matter that makes up half of our brain. White matter includes protective sheaths around our brain cells, which is involved in our learning and behavior.
OK the bottom line is what’s on your plate directly, let me repeat myself, directly correlates to how we feel, age, and think. Please take the time and Google up some Mediterranean-style recipes with all the multiple nutrients that are critical to heaven a healthy brain function. Started feeding your hungry brain the smart way, you will not regret it.
May your workout be all that you want it to be
Humbly yours Paul Earl