Everyday life can be exhausting, making it easy to rely on substances like caffeine, sugar and energy drinks to keep up and remain focused. But did you know you can actually get the same, if not better results, with a few small adjustments to your diet?
This week, we challenge you to save yourself the money and mental crash that come along with products like coffee and soda. Instead, try switching up your diet. Here are a few brain-boosting tips to consider:
1. Eat Real Foods
This includes whole, organic, fresh, local and unprocessed foods. Processed foods contain various chemical compounds that are harmful to your health. Always read the ingredients on the box before putting it in your cart.
2. Eat lots of colorful fruits and vegetables
These colorful foods come loaded with brain-boosting stuff like phytonutrients. The reds, yellows, oranges, greens and blues mean these foods contain powerful anti-inflammatory, detoxifying antioxidants and energy-boosting, brain-powering molecules.
3. Eat Plenty of Healthy Fat
Many people don't realize this, but there are good fats and bad fats. Unsaturated fats are good for you. They are in foods like peanut oil, nuts, seeds, avocado and more. Try to eat unsaturated fats in place of saturated fats or trans fats.
4. Optimize Proteins
Most people need 30 grams of protein per meal to build muscle. When you lose muscle, you age faster and your brain takes a huge hit! Eat protein at every meal, including omega-3 eggs, protein shakes, peanut butter, chicken or tofu.
5. Avoid 'Brain Poisoning"
Eliminate sugar, high-fructose corn syrup, trans fats, food additives and preservatives. They poison your brain and disrupt your biochemistry.
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