Gain more happiness and vitality with these five brain foods
What does our concentration, mood and brain performance have to do with our diet? More than many think! “Brain foods” is the magic word! Let’s dig a bit deeper into this topic and also show you five foods that will sharpen your focus and enhance your joy de vivre.
Food keeps body and soul together – so the saying goes. The old wisdom relates to the age-old observation that a healthy diet is the basis for physical and psychological well-being.
Even the Romans knew: Mens sana in corpore sano – A healthy mind rests in a healthy body. Today, this self-image has unfortunately disappeared more and more from our thoughts.
Nowadays, we can even scientifically justify the relationships and interactions between body and mind.
The reason for this is that the psychological challenges that we have to face every day in our modern world also have physical effects on us.
Psyche influences metabolism, digestion and nutrient absorption
For example, our metabolism, hormone status and digestion change with psychological stress. This is due to the stress hormones adrenaline and cortisol, which our body releases during psychological stress as well as physical stress.
Among other things, they cause a restriction of digestion and stall the absorption of important nutrients. At the same time, however, the need for them increases.
In addition, blood sugar levels and lipid levels rise, as does the exposure to free radicals. The immune system is throttled.
Well cared for – even with psychological stress?
If we are under psychological stress, the systems in our bodies run at full speed. We then consume more fat, more protein, more carbohydrates, more vitamins, more minerals and more phytochemicals than in quiet times.
We are usually well supplied with some of these substances, even with poor nutrition form: carbohydrates, saturated fats and most amino acids (components of proteins).
Other substances, on the other hand, can become scarce over a long period of time in the case of psychological stress.
These primarily include B vitamins (vitamins B1, B2, B3, B6, B12 and biotin contribute to a healthy psyche). These, furthermore, include unsaturated fatty acids (especially omega-3 fatty acids), the amino acids tryptophan and tyrosine, along with some minerals (e.g. Magnesium, potassium).
Five food tips for your brain
Irritation, a higher sense of stress, difficulty concentrating and upset are typical symptoms of long-term psychological stress.
These five foods in our infographic provide you with the relevant substances particularly well. They are, therefore, also called “brain foods” – foods for the brain/thoughts:
1- Rich in unsaturated fatty acids
2- Provide many vitamins and phytochemicals
3-They contain multiple sugars and lecithin – good for the brain and nerves
4- Versatile use as a dip, spread (sweet and salty), side salad, dessert
Fish (e.g. salmon or mackerel)
1- Rich in omega-3 fatty acids (good for the brain and nerves)
2- Provides iodine (important for the thyroid and its metabolic hormones)
3- Contains tryptophans * and many other important proteins
Dried fruit (unsulphured)
1- Rich in magnesium and potassium (supports the bloodstream to carry oxygen to the brain)
2- Provide many B vitamins (increased need for stress)
3- Dates contain tryptophans *
1- Rich in potassium and magnesium (see 10 magnesium-rich foods to help reach your daily needs)
2- Provide tryptophans *
3- Unbeatably practical: their natural packaging
Nuts and almonds
1- Provide plenty of protein and healthy fatty acids
2- Contain a lot of tryptophan * (especially cashew nuts)
3- They fill you up and are the ideal brain food for in between
* Tryptophan is an important precursor of the hormone serotonin, which ensures relaxation, satisfaction and restful sleep.
It’s time for you to have your say now. Are you making sure that your brain receives the right nourishment?
Were you still unaware of the above-mentioned details about brain foods, or did I miss something that you would like to add?
Also, if you want to share your personal experiences regarding foods for the brain and tips on how to keep your brain fit and healthy, then, please, feel free to do so in a comment below.
Here, we are all looking forward to reading from you.
Furthermore please, share our website with your family and friends. This allows me to continue to share informative articles, tips, recipes and free protocols and ebooks with you.
It gives me the chance to offer private talk sessions to those of you who are in need of an open ear, moral support, advice and/or encouragement during your time of spiritual awakening.
If that’s the case, don’t hesitate to email me at any time. It is my partial life purpose, this time on the earthly plane, to guide you through these uncertain, sometimes even confusing and scary phases.
Together we will find a solution and you will reach your enlightenment happily and safely.
Remember that you are all unique spiritual beings, here to learn, grow and create a much more loving, harmonious and fulfilling dimension for our entire collective system to live in.
Thus, thank you, dear co-creator, for your devotion, courage and existence. You are highly appreciated, cherished and endlessly loved. ~Namaste~