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5 Ways to Boost Your Brainpower with Proper Nutrition

Last updated on September 20th, 2021 at 07:06 pm

5 Ways to Boost Your Brainpower with Proper Nutrition

When aiming to boost brain power the first thing that you want to do is to gravitate towards foods rich in healthy fats. These fats include omega fatty acids, medium-chain-triglycerides to name a couple but not just any kind of fat makes the cut!

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Olive oil is beneficial to the body and is often cited as a fat blasting— fat. Olive prevents the buildup of LDL also known as ‘bad cholesterol’ in your arteries. Interestingly enough, the polyphenols found in extra virgin olive oil increases HDL or ‘good cholesterol.

typical extra virgin olive oil of the Sicilian countryside

Nut and Seed Butter

These butters are rich in fats that are beneficial to the body. One of the most nutrient rich nut butters is almond butter. The fats found in almonds stop the body from hoarding fat which is just one of the reasons the nut butter has gained popularity over the years. The vitamin E in these foods keeps your cognitive function high throughout the years.

Shea butter and shea nuts

Grass Fed Animal Protein

Why? Grass fed meats are rich in amino acids and anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids. In fact, the amount of omega-3 fatty acids is increased immensely simply from switching from regular animal protein to grass fed.

This cow standing in deep green grass with blue sky and puffy white clouds illustrates naturally fed, organic, range fed farm raised beef.

Coconut oil

This oil is the cream of the crop when it comes to healthy fats. Coconut oil is another fat, aside from olive oil, that boosts your body’s fat burning rate. This oil is high in fat at 14 grams per tablespoon on average and great for suppressing the appetite.

decanter with coconut oil and coconuts on green background

Blueberries

These sweet little berries have been found to help prevent stress-related brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. Studies have proven that diets rich in blueberries have increased the brain’s capacity to learn and motor skills.

Blueberries have dropped from the basket on an old wooden table.

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Reference:

  1. http://main.colavita.com/about-our-oils/healthy-lifestyle/health-benefits-of-olive-oil/
  2. http://www.chatelaine.com/health/diet/five-health-benefits-of-olives-and-olive-oil-plus-a-zesty-tapenade-recipe/
  3. http://weightlossandtraining.com/the-5-best-healthy-fats-for-weight-loss

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