At our practice, we believe that food is medicine. It can be consumed to help heighten our energy levels, reduce inflammation in the body, and even improve how your brain functions.
If you find yourself feeling sluggish or in a fog, try incorporating some of these nutritional tips for better brain power throughout the day.
Chocolate for breakfast can’t be good…can it? Actually, yes. Raw cacao is great for your brain in the morning, helping to wake it up by increasing blood flow to the area. You can add raw cacao to morning protein pancakes, smoothies and oatmeal.
Greens and reds are ideal for lunch-that is, leafy green veggies like kale, spinach and ripe avocados as well as red peppers and beans. How can you incorporate these foods into one healthy lunch? Throw them all into a salad with your favorite dressing.
Leafy greens contain an incredible amount of fiber, which has recently been linked to a lower risk of dementia. Red peppers contain capsaicin, responsible for its red pigment, which may also reduce depressive symptoms.
Feeling fishy? Good! Quality seafood like wild salmon and tuna are great sources of protein and Omega-3s, which not only decrease stress but can also improve your mood. Salmon and tuna make excellent main courses, and can be paired with other healthy foods like roasted potatoes, carrots, grilled veggies and more.
Feel like your brain needs an extra boost that goes beyond food? We can help. Contact us to book an appointment for a focused, gentle adjustment.