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Guess what?

Becoming more forgetful as you get older does not have to be inevitable.

Having a foggy brain is not necessarily a part of aging.

Your brain, just like any other organ in your body, needs to be fed properly in order to function properly.

Fortunately, the foods your brain loves to get its energy from are not only easy to find, they are also delicious.

3 Things you can do to improve your brain function:

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Eat your fruits and veggies.

Vegetables and fruits, especially dark red, purple and blue ones, are full of polyphenols.

Polyphenols are antioxidants,

Antioxidants protect your brain cells from the damaging effects of oxidation. They also act as bodyguards to your mitochondria, the power generators of the cells, allowing them to function at optimum capacity

Dark chocolate also contains polyphenols. Very good news!

Increase your consumption of healthy fats.

In his newest book, Head Strong, Dave Asprey explains the benefit of eating healthy fats like this:

“A diet high in healthy fats helps to lower inflammation throughout your body and speed up energy production in your brain. The more healthy fats you eat, the more efficient your brain becomes at converting them to energy.”

Healthy fats and good sources of them are:

  • Saturated Fats

Grass-fed meats

Pastured egg yolks

  • Monounsaturated Fats

Olive oil

  • Omega 3 Fatty Acids

Wild caught sardines, anchovies, salmon, mackerel and trout

Fish/krill oil

 

Decrease your carbohydrate intake

When you restrict your carbohydrate intake your liver breaks down fatty acids instead of glucose and produces ketones.

Your brain’s favorite form of fuel is ketones. It can derive 75% of its fuel from ketones. This is a more efficient process than deriving its fuel from glucose.

Less carbs, more ketones, clearer brain.

Less Brain Fog, More Mind Management

Once your brain is properly fed and watered your mind becomes an easier beast to manage.

A well fed brain and nicely managed mind can change your life!

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