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Super Brain Food

Super Brain Food

Our brain is the most powerful organ. It regulates thousands of complex functions such as our breathing, blood flow, hormones balance and even our unconscious activity. Hence, the brain needs the nutrients to keep up with the energy needed to maintain a balance body, mind and soul. Focus on plant based food that improves brain function, mood and memory.

Avocados – Avocados are a source of monounsaturated fats, omega 3 and 6 and fatty acids. These increase blood flow to the brain, lowers cholesterol and aid in the absorption of anti-oxidants. Avocados are also a good source of potassium and vitamin K – both protect the brain from the risk of stroke.

Broccoli – Broccoli is a superfood for the whole body. It is rich in calcium, Vitamin C, beta carotene, iron, fiber and Vitamin K. These nutrients protect against free radicals, keep blood circulation and remove any heavy metals that can damage the brain.

Chia seeds – Chia seeds are rich in omega 3 fatty acids and both soluble and insoluble fiber. These powerful little seeds help control blood glucose levels and are anti-inflammatory.

Dark chocolate – Dark chocolate contains flavones improves blood vessel function, which in turn improves cognitive function and memory. Dark chocolates also improves mood, ease pain and is full of anti-oxidants.

Reference: Charlie Pulsipher

This article is for informational purposes only, and is educational in nature. Statements made here have not been evaluated by the FDA. This article is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please discuss with your own, qualified health care provider before adding in supplements or making any changes in your diet.


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Turmeric

Turmeric and Turmeric Powder

Turmeric (Curcuma longa), a flowering plant in the ginger family, has been long used in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicine as an anti-inflammatory agent. Today, turmeric is being investigated in the United States for its medicinal properties, particularly its ability to reduce inflammation in patients with inflammatory rheumatic disease. Phyto-medicine Research at the University of Arizona found that symptoms of joint pain and arthritis greatly reduced after patients consume at least 400-600mg of turmeric powder daily.

The active ingredient in turmeric is a substance known as curcumin, which belongs to the family of curcuminoid compounds. It has been widely studied in animals for its protective effect on the liver, anti-tumor action, anti-inflammatory properties and its ability to fight infections. Researchers also found that curcumin benefits in cancer treatment. Studies have shown that it can reduce angiogenesis, metastasis and even kill cancerous cells. It has also been observed that curcumin in turmeric helps improve the function of the endothelium, which is the lining of the blood vessels, thus may help to reverse heart diseases. Today, turmeric is also used to treat brain disorders like depression and Alzheimer’s disease. Curcumin in turmeric helps increase brain levels of BDNF – Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor, which is a type of growth hormone that function in the brain. Hence, it is effective at delaying or even reversing many brain diseases.

Turmeric with Honey Drink

Although turmeric has many healing properties, it should not be used in pregnancy unless it is under the advice of their physicians. The Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Maryland cautions that while herbs are effective in strengthening the body and treating disease, they contain active substances that can trigger side effect. For this reason, they recommend that turmeric should be taken with care, under the supervision of a practitioner knowledgeable in the field of botanical medicine. However, for those who are not pregnant, lets enjoy a cup of turmeric tea today to heal the body the natural way.

This article is for informational purposes only, and is educational in nature. Statements made here have not been evaluated by the FDA. This article is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please discuss with your own, qualified health care provider before adding in supplements or making any changes in your diet.