Food & Nutrition for Brain Health
Let’s talk about your brain and how to keep it healthy. “You are what you eat” is a tale as old as time, but it is SO true. What we feed our body becomes our body, especially our brain! Diets rich in healthy fats, grass-fed meats, and organic fruits & vegetables packed with vitamins and minerals, and loads of water are best for your brain!
Our brain is 73% water, and it only takes 2% dehydration to affect our attention, memory, and other cognitive skills. The recommended daily water consumption is 8-10 8oz glasses of water. Although that task might sound daunting, the benefits of consistent water consumption are extremely beneficial. When you are fully hydrated, your brain will thank you by:
– Helping to balance your mood and emotions
– Maintaining memory function
– Increasing blood flow and oxygen to your brain
– Preventing and relieving headaches
– Reducing stress
Our brains are roughly 60% fat by dry weight, making it the fattiest organ in the body! Fat, in the forms of omega-3 & omega-6 fatty acids, are vital for optimized brain health and function. But why?! Low levels of omega-3s result in brain shrinkage equivalent to two years of structural brain aging. To get these awesome fats into the brain, you need Phosphatidylcholine (PC for short)! PC is a major component of cell membranes and works to transport DHA and EPA into the brain, creating optimized functionality. In short, PC is cognition ammunition and our MCT//143™ is full of PC!
Vitamins and minerals are utilized in every cellular function in our body, brain included! A healthy diet with a variety of organic fruits and vegetables ensures enough diversity of vitamins and minerals for optimized usage. B-Vitamins, which our Keto//OS® Max are packed full of, assist in making the neurotransmitters of the central nervous system help nerve-cell membranes quickly send and receive cell to cell communication. Both vitamins and minerals help convert food into adenosine triphosphate (ATP) that all cells use for energy, especially fuel-hungry brain cells.
Good nutrition creates health in all areas of our existence. Invest in what you put into your body, not because you want to look & feel better, but because you want to be BETTER. Our mind and body are not separate, what affects one affects the other.