Most people are concerned with the foods that will work for the digestive system, circulatory system, blood pressure, arthritis, liver, or colon. While these are all important body components to address, people often neglect the health of the brain, which is not something that should be forgotten. There are foods that nourish brain health and nerve pathways that are important for other bodily functions.
In honor of Brain Awareness Week 2017 (March 13th-19th), we wanted to give you some foods, and a smoothie, that can help keep your brain healthy. While the actual Awareness Week was established to get scientists, families, schools, and communities together to learn about scientific advancements, we care about the health of the brain itself. If we don’t take care of our brains, we can’t make brain advancements.
Blueberries are one of the best antioxidant-rich foods, containing vitamins C & K and essential dietary fiber. Since blueberries are rich in gallic acid, they help to protect the brain from degeneration and stress.
Spinach does a lot more than make your bones strong. Popeye was definitely ahead of the game because people who eat one serving of spinach, or green leafy vegetables in general, a day experience slower mental deterioration than those who don’t. So eat your spinach to help avoid the early onset of dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
Other Foods for Thought (haha!) Include:
- Brussels Sprouts
- Chia Seeds
- Kidney & Pinto Beans
- Turnip Greens
Dherbs Brain Booster:
This formula has herbs selected to help maintain healthy blood flow and oxygenation of the central nervous system, contributing to optimal brain function and assisting with the improvement of mental function, focus, acuity, stamina, clarity, concentration, and memory. It also contains antioxidants!
Ingredients for Smoothie:
- 2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice
- 2 cups fresh spinach
- ¾ cup fresh blueberries
- 1 banana
- 1 peach, pitted
- 3 capsules Dherbs Brain Booster
- Place all of the ingredients into a blender. Make sure to empty the contents of the Brain Booster capsules into the blender; don’t just throw the capsules in there. Blend until you get a smooth consistency. If you want it colder, add a couple ice cubes.
Check out the video below to see how to make it!