How many times have you heard medical professionals talk about how your intestines ( your gut) have a major impact on your overall heath? Well its very true. But do you know about the DIRECT connection between the gut and the brain?
The best way to have a healthy ,sharp and active mind, it to feed it the right foods.What you eat controls the bacteria ( microbiome) of your gut. That in turn can cause systemic inflammation , lower you immune system and result in numerous chronic diseases. Extensive research has been done proving the connections between the gut microflora and diseases like ALS Alzheimers ,MS as well as many cancers.
But this is an easy fix. You just have to start changing what you “put in” to get a better result of what ” comes out. Changing one food at a time ( remember my book), makes the change long lasting. It becomes a lifestyle not a diet !!
If you can’t commit to drastic changes ( decreasing certain foods) try adding these foods to your diet. Adding is alway more fun than subtracting, and you’ll start to feel better too:
Leafy Greens- Contain anti-oxidants, folate and vit K
Nuts- Vit E and Omega 3s ( protect the brain)
Red Wine-one glass a day only ( more anti-oxidants)
Fish- Helps decrease systemic inflammation ( which leads to diseases like MS and Alzheimers)
Poultry- Vit B and choline which are good for brain development
Olive oil ( EVOO)-Good omegas, helps with blood flow which is good for the brain
Reduce sugar intake- old news, but it really does causes a lot of damage and leads to chronic disease
So.. start wherever you’d like, but you have to START TODAY. You’ll notice a clearer head in no time
LOVE WHAT YOU EAT