Taking care of your mind and body are two of the most important things you can do, and sometimes it all begins with what you put in your mouth. Exercise, meditation and yoga will strengthen your physique and stabilize your mind, but without the right nutrition, your body will never receive the full benefits!
We all know that certain foods aren’t the healthiest, and however tempting it is, McDonalds should not be eaten every day… but do you know which foods power your brain? Take a look at our list of favorite brain foods and get started on your new year and new you!
Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, fish is one of the best brain foods you can find. The high amount of protein strengthens your immune system and helps repair damaged cells, as well as build muscle. A diet with two servings of fish a week is linked to lower levels of dementia and a lower risk of stroke.
Just like fish, avocados come with a high amount of omega-3 fatty acids that work to keep concentration and focusing abilities at the maximum. Both whole grains and avocados (or fruits like avocados) cut the risk of heart disease and lower bad cholesterol.
Make yourself a healthy snack of avocado and whole grain pita after an intense yoga session – it’s the perfect light snack!
Besides being delicious, blueberries have the power to reduce the effects of Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, and other age-related conditions.
Make yourself a blueberry, banana, almond milk smoothie before jetting out to your next yoga class, and you’ll be satisfied until the final Namaste!