Monday, May 16, 2011

Did you know?

Did you know that too much stress, lack of sleep (which reminds me, it's getting late), hormonal changes and age can affect your brain function and also cause a bit of memory loss?  Emotional stress diminishes blood flow to the brain and stimulates production or the hormone cortisol, which is toxic to nerve cells in high quantities. Als, when plaque narrows the blood vessels, blood flow to the brain is reduced.

So in order to ensure a vibrant and sharp memory you need a balanced diet rich in amino acids, omega oils, minerals and vitamins.

You should eat :
Whole grain foods like brown rice, oatmeal, lentils, whole beans,
Vegetables, especially bell peppers, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussels sprouts, yams and squash.
Fish, especially salmon, tuna, halibut, trout, mackerel and sardines.
Almond oil, fish oil, flaxseed oil, olive oil and sesame oil.
Nuts, seeds and fruit like walnuts, pine nuts, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, dried apricots and dried bllueberries.
Green tea, which is packed with polyphenols and antioxidants.
And of course having a vibrant social life is sure to improve your life and your memory!

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