How Are You Feeding Your Brain?

How Are You Feeding Your Brain?

How Are You Feeding Your Brain?

As part of Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness month, we’re sharing some tips on how to eat with your mind in mind. Read along to learn how to diversify your diet with brain-healthy foods and ingredients.

Eat the fat
The brain is more fat than not, so eating healthy fats is critical for optimizing brain health. Opt for foods rich in omega-3s, especially those high in eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Fatty fish are amazing sources of EPA and DHA, which have anti-inflammatory properties and have been linked to lower levels of beta-amyloid (aka brain plaques). Not sure of your omega-3 levels? Ask us about the OmegaQuant test to get checked!

Eat the yolk
Egg yolks contain choline, which is a super important nutrient that's involved in maintaining structural and functional integrity of your cell membranes. It's also a big player in proper brain development.

Eat the rainbow
You’ve heard our health coaches say it a thousand times before and for good reason. The phytonutrients that give fruits and vegetables their vibrant colors are amazing antioxidants. Berries with red, purples, and/or blue colors contain anthocyanins, which can be brain-protective and anti-inflammatory in general.

Eat your vegetables
We’re talking about those dark, leafy ones like kale, spinach, collard greens, and lettuce (not iceberg). These veggies contain folate, vitamin E, flavonoids, and carotenoids, which have been linked to improved cognitive function.

Supplements can support brain health

  • Omega Benefit. Like we said, fish oils are super important for healthy brain functions, which is why we love Dr. Morrison’s very own Omega Benefit formula. 
  • PC by BodyBio. Either in capsule or liquid form, PC contains a powerful blend of phosphatidylcholine (PC), phosphatidylethanolamine (PE), and phosphatidylinositol (PI). These nutrients are essential for memory, mitochondrial function, and neurotransmission, respectively. 
  • 5-MTHF. An activated form of folate, 5-MTHF can support healthy brain integrity and neurotransmitter production to aid in the enhancement of memory, concentration, and mood.*
  • Daily Greens. Add 1 scoop to water, nut milk, or your shake for an extra boost of antioxidants in your morning routine. 

Not sure where to start with a brain-healthy lifestyle?
Our team of integrative practitioners is happy to help you identify the underlying causes of health imbalances, and the best foods and supplements to rebalance your system. Call our office to find out more: 212-989-9828.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to treat or cure any disease.