In an effort to make a subtle change for the beginning of the year which can pay HUGE dividends for LONG term health, I wanted to focus some time for all of you, on your mental (brain’s nervous systems) health. Muscles & bones most people know very well, BUT what about your brain?
So with that in mind, here are the top foods we can all incorporate this year to reach this goal better long term mental health;
Foods that reduce anxiety & improve awareness/focus;
Dark leafy greens
Salmon, sardines, tuna, mackerel
Olive oil & coconut oils
Sauerkraut, fermented organic pickles
Dark chocolate, cacao
All these foods have 3 nutrients that are key to mental sharpness, diminishing anxiety/stress and preventing the mental “fogginess” that we get when we DON T eat well or rely on “junk”,simple carbs to fuel us for the day.
These vital nutrients are ; Omega 3 fatty acids, Magnesium & B complex, Vitamins A C & E. They are constantly being used by our bodies & especially under more stressful conditions.
Magnesium is critical in all digestive body functions & and absorption. 300-=420 mg/daily is the target to plan for. Omega 3 fatty acids are the bodies “lubricant” . Our eyes, skin & BRAINs depend on Omegas for their optimal function & prevention of deterioration. All of the antioxidants fight the forming of free radicals which cause oxidation (destruction) of all of our cells. As we get older, we become less resilient & usually our diets GO DOWN THE TUBES because we become unaware or just careless !!!
Give it a try & i will be sharing some recipes with these super nutrient foods in the next few weeks.