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Wednesday, September 16th, 2009 | Author:
Fish an excellent Brain food

Fish an excellent Brain food

When it comes to keeping your brain healthy, blueberries, strawberries and fish are at the top of the list.  Basically, what is good for the heart is also considered good for the Brain.  Also, it has been found that a diet full of green leafy vegetables, fruit, grains and lean meats is best for the brain.

The more balanced diet that is comprised of a rainbow of fruits and vegetables is the best to keep your brain healthy.

If you are thinking about going on the Adkins Diet or a Low Fat Diet, don’t.  Maintaining a balance in your diet is essential.  For instance, if you don’t get enough fat in your diet, you will go a little crazy and possibly begin having suicidal thoughts.

On the other end of the spectrum, if you have too much fat in your diet, you will clog up your arteries and end up with a heart attack.  The best oils to use for your body are Olive oil and Canola oil.  Remember, there are good fats and bad fats, so remember to make wise choices.

If you want to take a supplement that will maximize your Brain power, try Ginkgo Biloba.  The usual effective dose is 60-120 mg. twice a day.  If you are like me and do not eat a lot of fish, you can take Omega 3 Fish Oil daily.

It would be wise not to smoke or drink alcohol, because alcohol and nicotine are like toxins in the Brain.  It would also be good  to limit your Caffeine intake.

One of the most important things you can do for your Brain is one of the simplest.  Stay hydrated!  Drink lots of water all day long. Try to drink a minimum of two quarts.  This will keep your Brain functioning at its optimum level.

Most people underestimate the affect of diet and nutrition on the Brain. That tiny, 3 pound Brain of yours absorbs 40% or more of the nutrients we take in.  It uses 30% of the water we take in, 20% of the calories we consume and 20% of the oxygen we breathe.  The Bible tells us, “my people perish for lack of knowledge” (Hosea 4:6).  Well,… now you know.