If you need extra brain power to get you through your day, read on to learn three easy additions that will make a huge difference to your day…and will go a long way to ending your anxiety and improving your overall mood!
Number 1: Breakfast.
First of all, if you don’t eat breakfast, start now and don’t ever skip it! Secondly, eating a breakfast that contains a good source of protein and complex carbohydrates will keep your blood sugar steady, provide energy, brain power, and set you up for the rest of the day. Stable blood sugar is crucial for good mood too! Some great examples are a veggie omelet, poached eggs on wholegrain toast (if you can tolerate wheat), beef or chicken sausages or fish with veggies or even “dinner-for-breakfast”.
A great easy and delicious option is a “Brain-Power-Good-Mood Smoothie” for breakfast? Use ½ cup blueberries or raspberries, 1 banana, ¼ cup full fat coconut milk and water to make up a cup and a scoop of whey protein powder (at least 20g protein). Blend and enjoy! Optional additions are almond butter, plain yogurt (if you are ok with dairy), greens or ground flax seed
Skip the processed “whites” like bagels, muffins and donuts. Are you a just-coffee morning person? Try this and let me know how much better your day goes!
Number 2: Blueberries
They are phytonutrient superstars! Researchers have found that blueberries help protect the brain from oxidative stress and significantly improve learning capacity. Raspberries, blackberries and strawberries are great too. And go for organic since berries tend to be heavily sprayed with pesticides.
Number 3: Baked salmon.
Actually, any form of salmon or other wild cold-water oily fish (like sardines or mackerel) that has a high concentration of omega-3 fats, is needed for optimal performance of the human brain – both physically and mentally.