You hear a lot about how to feed your gut for health and how to feed your muscles and bones, but what about your brain?
Your brain does an awful lot for you. This intricate organ is made up of countless neurons that control all of your bodily functions. If your brain isn’t working properly, YOU aren’t working properly. Not only can other systems break down, but our cognitive function can break down as well.
You need to feed your brain the right foods so it can keep working on your behalf. Numerous studies have shown the link between proper nutrition and improved brain function. So, what you eat NOW can affect your future brain’s health.
Let’s take a look at some of the best superfoods that will support the health of your brain:
Nuts are a nutrient-dense food. They contain important vitamins and minerals such as magnesium, potassium, vitamin E and complex vitamin Bs that help maintain cardiovascular health.
Nuts also offer beneficial fats needed by your brain. Did you know your brain was made up of over 60% fat? Almonds and walnuts are excellent sources of healthy fat and vitamins and minerals.
And speaking of beneficial fats, avocados are loaded with healthy fats. In fact, according to “Genius Food” by Max Lugavere, “avocados have the highest total fat-protecting capacity of any fruit or vegetable.” That is excellent news for your brain.
Avocados also happen to be rich in vitamin E and omega 3, some of the most powerful antioxidants that can help prevent aging in the brain.
Dark Leafy Greens
Popeye was right about spinach, although even he didn’t know how right he was. Spinach and other greens like kale, romaine lettuce, cabbage and bok choy are all rich in antioxidants that can help slow cognitive decline.
Even more beneficial is the fact that dark leafy greens are full of folate, which helps our body’s natural methylation cycle, which helps us get rid of toxins. So, eat up, and if you don’t enjoy eating greens then start hiding them in your smoothie.
Blueberries have been linked to brain health for quite some time. Dark berries like blueberries contain flavonoids. These powerful antioxidants not only protect the brain from free radicals, they also play an important role in improving cognitive skills and boosting memory.
OK, so I’ve saved perhaps the best for last. It’s not every day you’re told something you LOVE, can’t live without, is actually GOOD for you!
Dark chocolate (no, not the milk chocolate of a Kit Kat bar!) also contains flavonoids like berries that will help fight free radicals and boost your memory. To get the full benefits, be sure to choose dark chocolate that has over 70% cacao.
Do you know what else your brain needs for optimal health? Plenty of blood circulating through it. Many people, as they age, start to experience “senior moments” simply because their circulation has become so poor and not enough blood is getting to their brain to feed it oxygen and nutrients.
It turns out ginseng is a potent supplement and its number 1 benefit is that it significantly improves circulation.
Ginseng is one of the ingredients in our Golden Royal Honey, so if you’re looking for something else incredibly delicious that can help your brain’s health, look no further.
Are You Having More Senior Moments?
When was the last time you had trouble remembering your ATM pin code?
Have you found yourself blanking on someone’s name? Someone you’ve known for a long time?
Do you sometimes enter a room for a reason, but when you get there completely forget what you went in there for?
It’s normal to have “senior moments” every once in a while. These memory lapses can happen at any age, but they seem to happen more frequently as we get older.
Most people believe that cognitive decline is just a “normal” part of aging, but that’s actually not true.
It turns out, our brains are like the rest of our body: if you take good care of it, it will age gracefully and work very well for you. If you ignore your brain’s health, you might end up experiencing significant memory loss.
Studies are now conclusive: you can help cognitive decline and even reduce the risk of developing dementia and Alzheimer’s by following some good habits:
Stay Physically Active
You know that staying physically active as you age is important for heart health and joint health and keeping your blood pressure nice and low. But studies have known shown that regular physical activity can also be important for the health of your brain.
It turns out exercise has the potential to increase the size of certain parts of your brain and improve the synapses or where the cells connect. So be sure to get good exercise 3 – 5 times each week for at least half an hour, but better for an hour.
It’s important to keep challenging yourself mentally as you age. Some people naturally have jobs or careers that force them to use their brain and solve problems. But not everyone does.
Keep your brain sharp by reading, learning a new language, beginning a new hobby or solving puzzles.
Feed Your Brain
Did you know your brain was actually 60% fat? Your brain requires you to eat plenty of healthy fats to keep it functioning properly. Try eating more fatty fish or take a fish oil supplement to really give your brain some food.
It’s also important to make sure your circulation is good, otherwise all of the nutrients you eat and the oxygen you breathe, won’t get to your brain to feed it.
As you may know, our circulation tends to be not so great as we age. This can happen for a lot of reasons: inactivity, clogged arteries etc.
Exercising and eating right will help your blood circulate better.
We also encourage you to take ginseng, which is a powerful supplement with many health benefits, but significantly increasing your circulation is one of the biggest benefits ginseng offers.
Our Golden Royal Honey contains a good amount of ginseng in each little delicious packet. This is probably one of the easiest ways you can help your brain health as you age.
As an added bonus, our Golden Royal Honey contains other natural ingredients that help men achieve long-lasting erections and help both men and women get their libido back. Come on, that’s a pretty great bonus!
Try some Golden Royal Honey for yourself and see if you don’t see a decrease in your senior moments and an increase in your sexy moments.