Our brains are busier and more stressed than ever. The demands of our fast-paced digital world require almost constant connectivity. Other aspects of modern living, such as a sedentary lifestyle, multitasking, eating highly processed foods, sleep deprivation, and social isolation are impacting many aspects of our health and well-being. Between the hyperconnectivity, information overload, unhealthy diet and lifestyle habits, and the unprecedented amount of stress and uncertainty that we are all facing, it is more critical than ever to nurture brain and cognitive health. Continue reading “5 Important Pillars of Brain & Cognitive Health”
Last week, in the first part of my series about brain health, I looked at food and good nutrition and its role in cognitive function. So, I started thinking of ways I could combine some of these foods into a quick and easy meal. I spent the weekend coming up with yummy smoothie recipes using some of the foods mentioned and although all were delicious, my family and I had a clear favorite.
Blueberries, spinach and walnuts have all been shown to benefit brain health, each in their own unique way, and these are the key ingredients in this mind sharpening smoothie that everyone will love. Continue reading “Breakfast Today: Brain Food Smoothie”
Healthy brain function requires many important nutrients, as well as an active, social lifestyle. Factors such as aging, emotional stress, and exposure to free radicals affect cognitive health. A diet rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids is very important to enhancing memory, cognitive skills, learning ability, mood, and stress tolerance.
The central nervous system is an extremely vital area that has high metabolic requirements. As a result, poor dietary habits can negatively affect brain function.
• Blood Sugar: Fluctuating blood sugar is not conducive to optimal brain functioning and can become a more serious medical concern in the conditions hypoglycemia and diabetes. Continue reading “Taking Care of Your Brain”