While the brain accounts for only 2% of the body's weight, it burns 20% of the body's calorie intake and requires specific nutrients for optimum performance. If you are like most Americans or people in the western world you probably do not eat a very limitless diet. You're been told since you were a small child that if you put bad stuff in your body that it would be bad for your body. The same is absolutely true for your mind. The types of sugars, carbohydrates, fibers, fats and acids you consume in your food has a major impact on:
- Your mental energy levels
- Your focus abilities
- Your long and short term memory
- Your deductive reasoning abilities
- Your stress level
- Prevention and reversing of aging effects on the brain
- Prevention of Alzheimer's, Lou Gehrig's and other neurodegenerative diseases
Dietary improvements are quite possibly the most powerful, easy and cost effective thing you can do to improve your mental abilities. It sounds a little trite, but good nutrition will truly help you with any challenge you are facing in life.
5 Small Meals Daily – Its common sense that stuffing your face (binge eating) is not good for your mind or body and numerous studies have suggested that it's better to eat smaller more frequent meals. The dieticians and nutritionists interviewed confirmed that eating 5 small meals a day (this means eating every 2-3 hours) was far better for the brain, energy levels and productivity than eating 2-3 large meals daily.
Go Organic – Throughout this guide you will find the phrase organic used frequently. Organic simply means food that was produced naturally. If we are talking about organic meat it came from animals that were allowed to free roam in natural habitat, eat and live like a normal animal. Organic fruits and vegetables are not genetically modified and a not treated with strange chemicals.
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