Ways to improve brain function

Ways to improve brain function

Today there are a lot of concerns about keeping the brain sharp and trying to prevent illnesses like Alzheimer’s and dementia.The good news is that there are several ways you can improve brain function.

Prevention states that what you eat is one of the key factors that influences every day brain skills. You also need good blood flow to the brain which getting daily exercise will help. An Ohio university study states that well hydrated people scored significantly better than those who were not well hydrated before testing.

So if you have not found enough reasons to drink more water do your brain a favor and hydrate! Drink 6-8 glasses of water daily. Some of the foods we can enjoy to improve brain function would be whole grains for the energy they supply.

The ability to concentrate comes from steady supply of energy. Blueberries are noted in a Tufts university study to reverse some memory loss. The powerful antioxidant in tomatoes(lycopene) as well as the antioxidant benefits of pomegranates can protect the brain from free radical damage.

Broccoli is known to enhance cognitive function as well as a host of other benefits so load up on your cruciferous vegetables like broccoli. Green leafy vegetables are another great addition to your diet for improving brain function.

If you love nuts then you will love this news! Nuts are very beneficial to brain function and provide essential fatty acids. Walnuts look like the brain and provide essential nutrients for better brain function.

Avocados contribute to healthy blood flow and that is a benefit to your brain function. As if you needed a reason to eat dark chocolate it is also great for your mind. Key is only to use a half ounce to an ounce a day the excess of caffeine can cause brain fog. Good news is though that in small amounts caffeine can improve attention span.

Some other foods you may want to include for mental sharpness are olives, seeds,and eggs. Web MD also states that beans are a great economical brain food.

Fish is a great addition to your diet to improve brain function as it supplies a good source of omega 3″s. If you have a hard time eating fish you can use a fish oil supplement but make sure you are getting a good one.

Vitamin C is also known to increase mental agility as well as many other vital functions in the body. Black currants are one of the best sources of vitamin C in food. Sage and curry are spices that you can cook with that are noted to improve memory.

If you do not have a good diet and feel overwhelmed then a supplement that provides a host of vitamins and minerals will help provide the body with essential nutrients it needs to function properly. Click on this link for the one I recommend. My whole family has benefited from this nutrition.

Be sure to share any testimonies or additional ideas that have been helpful to you and pay it forward by sharing this article on your social media sites.

To your health,

Jenay Green

Tips to beating the winter blues!

Tips to beating the winter blues!Tips on beating the winter blues

Whether you have the occasional blues in the winter or you struggle with depression, try these tips that may help alleviate some of your symptoms. First of all, be sure to talk with someone if you are depressed, because, depression can be very serious and may require attention from a professional. 

Exercise releases endorphins that help lift your mood. This involves any activity that gets your heart rate up! You can play with your family, walk with a friend, or lift dumbbells in your living room. Refer to this article for some simple exercises you can do at home without equipment.

Another tip to beating the winter blues is laughter! Everyone loves to laugh, and as serious adults, we tend to forget to make this a part of our routine. The bible states in Proverbs 17:22 A merry heart does good like a medicine. Scientific studies have proven today that this is real wisdom that works!

Another tip for beating the winter blues is in getting outdoors and in the fresh air and sunlight.  The vitamin D we get from the sunshine is serious therapy. Dr. Axe has a great article on vitamin D and how in being deficient leads to many illnesses including depression.

Every sunny day, even in the winter, you should take a brisk walk. Doing this with a partner can give you fellowship and laughter at the same time. Encourage someone else and help yourself in the process. Helping others always lifts your mood!

What you think about has a direct affect on your mood. Dr. Caroline Leaf states that research shows 75%-98% of mental, physical, and behavioral illnesses come from your thought life. The bible tells us in Proverbs 23:7 as a man thinks in his heart so is he. Romans 12:2 also tells us to be transformed by the renewing of our mind.

Our thoughts are a real battle and even though it is a choice what we meditate on, circumstances can make this much more difficult. Try listing all you have to be thankful for, beginning with the simple things that we take for granted daily.

Make sure you are getting plenty of sleep. If you are are having a hard time with sleep, you may be deficient in magnesium, a vital mineral, that has an affect on both sleep and depression.

  Most Americans are deficient in magnesium and our lifestyle choices deplete our levels as well. Stressful situations require more magnesium. Caffeinated beverages cause the body to release extra magnesium. Also, carbonated drinks contain phosphates that flush magnesium out of your system as well.

Refined sugar causes the body to excrete magnesium through the kidneys. With our diets and lifestyle, I would highly recommend a supplement. Several clients I have  worked with have reported feeling better with changing their diet, adding exercise, and supplementation.

If you have any tips for beating the winter blues that have worked for you, please add your voice by leaving a comment below. Help someone today by passing on the information!

To your health,

Jenay Green

Power punch for your health

Power punch for your healthpower punch for your health

Would you like a power punch for your health this cold and flu season? Sometimes your best defense is building a strong immune system. Granted, there is no fool proof way to be sure you will not catch any colds or flu, but you can lessen the chance and shorten the duration by strengthening your immune system.

One of the first and most obvious ways to give your body a power punch for your health is to eat plenty of clean foods. Cruciferous vegetables such as Kale, cabbage, and broccoli support the liver and immunity by boosting the livers ability to flush out toxins.

Mushrooms such as enoki, shitake, oyster are Japanese mushrooms loaded with a powerful antioxidant that does not get destroyed when cooking. Add some of these mushrooms to your hot cooked meals and soups.

Ginger warms the body and helps break down the accumulation of toxins in organs particularly the lungs and sinuses. Avocados are great for adrenal function. They contain essential amino acids and antioxidants. Avocados also have healthy fats and help balance hormones. So great news for all you guacamole lovers!

Black currants contain 5 times more vitamin c than an orange making them a great power punch for your health. Sage extract also works as an expectorant. It helps to move mucus out of the body. Try using a drop of sage extract with hot tea or make your own with hot water.

Graviola is a natural immune system booster that has been used to kill parasites, reduce fevers,and help treat colds and the flu. Graviola appears to contain natural compounds that have some anti- tumor properties.

A  great whole food supplement is an easy way to get more of the essential vitamins and minerals we need to give our body a power punch for health. With holiday parties it is sometimes a little more challenging to eat clean and to avoid all the sugar that breaks down the immune system.

Exercise is a great way to give your body an extra boost. With endless benefits exercise also helps you release stress which wreaks havoc on immune function. Prayer, deep breathing, and giving thanks helps me release the stress. We all have stress we just have to not let it have us.

Get a good night rest. Our body repairs during sleep and sleep is crucial for healthy  immune function. Do your body good and sleep like a baby. If you have a hard time with sleep try cammomile tea or melatonin.

Get a good belly laugh. The bible is full of wisdom from God on how to live a healthier and happier life when applied to our lives. Proverbs 17:22 tells us “ A merry heart does good like a medicine: but a broken spirit dries the bones”. Scientific studies have proven this to be truth!.

If you have any thing to add that has helped you during cold and flu season be sure to comment and share below. To your health,

Jenay Green