Sometimes we just need to feel smarter. That’s achieved by actually being smarter! One of the smartest things I know of is to eat healthy, for your brain and your body.
Try these brain foods to help keep it healthy:
Cocoa beans are the base of chocolate, long before the sugar and milk. It’s been known for centuries that cocoa improves brain function, promotes cognitive skills and helps make a positive mood. It is rich in antioxidants, flavonoids, and other components that significantly improve brain function.
Raisins, hazelnuts, almonds, dried apricots all contain boron, which greatly improves hand-eye coordination, memory and attention span. Feel free to make a delicious mixture of these.
… which is exactly what I do ever day. I’m addicted to the above foods. Every day I sit down to the computer to do my work as an entrepreneur, whether it’s building local lead generation properties, which I learned from the stellar guys at propertiesproperty.com (check ’em out!), talking to business owners, or writing this blog. And every day I have an amazing, energy giving mixture of some dried fruits, nuts and dark chocolate.
This gives me physical energy and mental energy, not to mention keeps me focused just by the sheer fact that I have something delicious to eat. That act helps me focus even more than all these nutrients and antioxidants; those are just an added benefit.
Hey, it’s better than chowing down on Doritos! Which I used to do. And which are neither a good brain food nor a good body food.
Let’s get back to it, shall we?
Blueberries are rich in antioxidants, which play an essential role in brain function. Antioxidants help the brain to increase oxidative stress, acting against oxidants. Acai berries are the fruits that share its antioxidant properties and supply the brain power in greater or equal quantities with blueberries.
Wild salmon is a food that is ideal for all body organs. It is very rich in omega-3 fatty acids, has virtually no saturated fat or pollutants and it dramatically improves the structure of gray matter that will have a positive impact on the mechanisms of your mood. It will also help significantly reduce the risk of stroke, help to minimize the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias.
Research shows people who get enough of these omega 3s have more balanced moods. No more ridin’ the see saw of your emotions.
Sweetened coffee stimulates mental energy. (Hey, that’s what I’m drinking now!) Caffeine is a stimulant that increases the senses and consciousness, while sugar actually helps increase the effects of coffee. Too much coffee can over-stimulate the nervous system. And too much sugar? That over stimulation will keep growing. Therefore, drink this in moderation.
Gotta go get another cup, though.
Eggs contain choline, which is very useful in the treatment of memory. Choline is found in egg yolk. Just eating the egg whites will no longer suffice if you want this nutrient!
Sunflower seeds and broccoli contain a mixture very stimulating to the brain of vitamin C and E. When these two vitamins are combined create an unstoppable barrier against Alzheimer’s disease.
There is an old saying that goes “You are what you eat.” If you eat healthful foods at the right intervals, at the right amounts, you have a better chance of staying healthy than a person who does the opposite.
Keep in mind that your diet has a direct bearing on your physical, mental, emotional, and sexual health. Eating healthy boosts your immunity, allows you to lead an active lifestyle, improves your energy levels, brightens your mood, and (ladies, listen!) keeps your body weight at an attractive range.
In addition to that, a healthy diet has been confirmed to lower the chances of acquiring cancer, heart ailments, diabetes, osteoporosis, and even common colds, among many other illnesses.
Moral? There are plenty of delicious foods that are healthy for entrepreneurs out there. 😉 Eat them with the same zeal you have for building your business!