Brain Boosters – Tip # 1

The right foods heal your mind. You can have more energy, better focus and mood, improved memory, be happier, and make better decisions. And as a plus you’ll have a slimmer waist. Food can even relieve depression and in many cases slow or reverse Alzheimers. Your productivity will be up and your medical bills will go down.

Which foods help?  Lean proteins, healthy fats such as avocados and extra virgin olive oil, fruits and vegetables with rainbow colors, and fish with omega 3’s, such as salmon. Cook with herbs and spices. Drink a lot of water – half your body weight in water.

Keep your blood sugar balanced and stable during the day by eating a healthy breakfast with protein and  small meals throughout the day. I make a smoothy with cherries and berries and have a poached or hard boiled egg for breakfast. Some healthy nuts or fruit for a snack are great. At lunch I make my own green drink with my Blendtec® blender: Tomatoes, carrots, cucumbers, celery, bell peppers, frozen spinach…  At dinner I enjoy salmon or organic chicken with more vegetables and/or a sweet potato. Sometimes I’ll have a potato with olive oil and guacamole.

Take supplements: a multivitamin, omega 3 fatty acids, Vitamin D and probiotics. 

Avoid processed foods, artificial sugars, corn syrup, and preservatives.

Yes, there are times when I go out to eat with family and friends and have a hamburger or fried chicken. But the good foods I’ve eaten are insurance for the times when I do not eat as well.

About Tamara Lewis

I'm in my 65th year of discovering how to have a Vibrant Life - 37 of those years have been teaching elementary school children. I love to travel - I've been across mainland U.S., in Hawaii, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia and Canada. R.V. camping is one of my favorite ways to travel. I also enjoy reading, writing and spending time with friends and family. I'm a small group leader for Bible Study Fellowship and enjoy attending Buena Park Christian Fellowship. Most of these posts are a result of a lot of reading, listening, thought and experience.
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