Food to the rescue

FOOD FOR YOUR BRAIN

We all know it is important to eat a healthy diet. However, did you know that certain foods actually make you happier. What you can eat can affect brain function and your mood. Protein in the morning is always highly recommended. Mia’s Brain-boosting Mind-soothing Protein Smoothie is an easy and delicious way to start your day with a nutritious beginning. Get the ingredients you need now. Great sources of protein are organic meats, cheese, eggs, fish, poultry and game. The brain uses 60% of the glucose you eat as energy. The brain uses glucose to perform many functions including thinking, short-term and long-term memory, and sleeping. The best foods to garner your valuable glucose are whole grains, fruits, beans, and vegetables.

FOOD NOT FOR YOUR BRAIN

All alcohol is bad, even red wine, even though red wine in moderation can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, all alcohol is counterproductive when it comes to mood. It has long-term side affects as well as short. Artificial food coloring is very harmful to your brain. It can cause hyperactive behavior, focus difficulties and lack of impulse control. Artificial sweeteners such as Aspartame contains chemical toxins causing migraines, depression, seizures, ADD, rages, joint pain, muscle spasm and can mimic diseases like MS, chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia. This can be found in diet sodas and chewing gum. Aspartame can be found in NutrasSweet, Equal, Spoonfuls and DiabetiSweet and is generally regarded as safe by the FDA despite its strong association with brain tumors and seizures. Choose raw sugar like honey, organic maple syrup or stevia.

Learn more about what hydrogenated fats to avoid in Female Brain Gone Insane.