9 Superfoods that act like JET FUEL for your brain!
Posted By: Dr. Isaac Jones
Are you experiencing low energy, poor memory or brain fog?
If so you are not alone as these seem to be common day epidemics. Lowered cognitive function results in lowered working efficiency, relationship disputes and significantly reduced quality of life. However it doesn’t have to be that way.
Certain foods and herbs have the potential to boost brain function naturally!
You see, the brain is extremely sensitive to free radical damage, poor circulation and poor blood sugar balance. Individuals with chronic inflammatory stress, arterial restriction and blood sugar imbalances will have trouble with memory, cognitive function and brain fog.
The brain and nervous system need a blend of saturated fat and omega 3 fatty acids as well as trace minerals, B vitamins and anti-oxidants in order to function well. Here are a group of amazing foods and herbs that have a great effect at quenching neurological free radicals, enhancing blood flow and improving blood sugar balance.
Do you suffer from low energy, brain fog, chronic fatigue, stagnant performance or maybe that missing piece to your health that you can’t seem to put your finger on?
Super Charge your Brain
Green Coffee Bean Extract
This superfood is loaded with powerful brain enhancing and blood sugar balancing anti-oxidants. These polyphenol anti-oxidants are chlorogenic and caffeic acids which have a powerful effect on enhancing insulin signaling and blood sugar metabolism. Stable blood sugar allows for better energy, mental clarity, hormone function, detoxification capabilities and weight loss. To order click here:
This favorite superfood is rich in epicatechin which is a powerful polyphenol anti-oxidant. It also contains theobromine which is a natural cardiovascular stimulant that enhances blood flow to the brain. Theobromine is both safe and non-addictive and has shown clinical benefits with improved memory and cognitive processing.
This is one of the most anti-oxidant rich herbs that also plays a powerful role in blood sugar stability. Cinnamon has the 2nd highest ORAC (Oxygen Radical Absorbency Capacity) score is 267,536. This helps protect the neurons from free radical stress and stimulate insulin receptors which allows for greater blood sugar stabilization.
This herb is a great brain stimulant that prevents the breakdown of a key neurotransmitter named acetylcholine. This molecule allows the neuronal cells that are responsible for cognitive processing and memory consolidation to communicate more effectively with one another.
These unique phytonutrients, which are together classified as vitamin P, have shown to improve capillary permeability and blood flow. This helps to oxygenate the deep regions of the brain that are critical for cognitive processing and sensory acuity. Fresh squeezed lemon and citrus essential oils are rich in these bioflavonoids.
Nicknamed the “memory herb” works by dilating blood vessels going to the brain to increase blood flow into the region. This increases oxygen, removes hazardous waste products and neutralizes free radicals.
This contains omega-3 fatty acids, CLA, saturated fat, vitamin B12 and the powerful anti-oxidant carnosine. These essential fatty acids play an enormous role in the foundation of the neuronal cells that makeup the central nervous system. The brain concentrates carnosine to protect itself from advanced glycolytic enzymes (AGE’s) which are the most hazardous free radicals and are linked with neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease.
Wild Alaskan Salmon
This super seafood is loaded with long-chain omega 3 fatty acids EPA & DHA which are crucial for healthy neurology. Additionally, wild salmon is rich in astaxanthin which not only gives it a characteristic pink color but is also credited with giving the fish its super strength to swim upstream against strong currents.
Astaxanthin is the most powerful anti-oxidant for a healthy brain, vision and neurological function. It has been tested to be 550 times more powerful than Vitamin E, 800 times stronger than CoQ10, 6000 times the strength of vitamin C, 550 times more powerful than epigallocatechin gallate (ECGC) and eleven times stronger than beta-carotene.
FACT: Most nutrient deficiencies go under the radar and show up a lot of times when it’s too late.
The Most Important Step
However, before you start incorporating some of these amazing superfoods check if your current diet includes any of these energy-sapping foods. These foods often make you tired, irritable and cause brain fog. Try cutting out our reducing:
- Processed sugar, actually any refined sugar foods
- Trans fats
- Hydrogenated vegetable oils; and
- Any other highly processed foods.
A lot of the people we work with have found that after a week or more of avoiding these foods, they feel sharper as they work, have more energy and find their craving reducing.
Another step that’s almost too easy but so important to maximizing your brain power and productivity is drink more water. Even mild dehydration can start to affect your mood, your energy levels and start to make your body think its hungry and cause cravings. So sip on water throughout the day to keep your energy levels high!
So now you have all the tools you need to Jet Fuel your brain.
All you need now is to implement them.
So here is our challenge to you. Within the next week implement the following three simple steps and see your life transform.
- For 7 days out cut out all the foods in the list above that cause brain fog & consume instead high fibre nutrients like berries & vegetables.
- For the next 7 days make sure you are drinking enough water. Feel hungry or have sugar cravings? Try water first and see how you feel.