Eat Your Way To A Sharper Brain, Flatter Stomach & Better Mood
Desired: Sharper brain, flat stomach and better mood.
See how your diet can change your life and make you happy, smart, beautiful and sexy.
Your diet is crucial to how your body feels. The right foods and meals can make you happy, intelligent, beautiful, sexy, well-rested and … the list goes on. See how functional everyday food can change your life.
SHARPER BRAIN: Proteins make you smarter
That’s why it works:
“The most incomprehensible thing in the universe is the human brain.” Quote from one of the brightest brain scientists in the US. The brain is one giant bundle of nerves assembled ingeniously, where messages from the whole body are sent, received and analysed around the clock. In the brain, the various cells and centres communicate with each other – even when you sleep…
Communication can only work if there is a proper connection, and that connection creates the so-called neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are the signalling substances that ensure contact between the nerve cells, and they live on glucose and oxygen. 20 percent of the oxygen in your blood is used by the brain.
You have to eat that:
The brain needs energy – in short, sugar. However, some carbohydrates are better for your brain than others. Fast carbohydrates cause the mood to cycle up and down; therefore, you should avoid white bread, sugar, sweets, dried fruit, white pasta and white rice as much as possible. When you eat fast carbohydrates, the amount of the neurotransmitter serotonin increases, giving you a feeling of short-term happiness. But after a quick upswing comes the downswing, and that’s why many people want to eat more of the fast and the sweet. So it’s a vicious circle for both mood and weight.
Fat is also vital for your brain. It acts as a kind of insulation on the nerves and protects the cells. Omega 6 and omega 3 are essential to brain oils, and omega 3 in particular has a significant influence on mood. Studies show that omega 3 oil from fish oil improves children’s mental performance. Also, check out walnuts, pumpkin seed oil and flaxseed.
A balanced diet strengthens brain function and your mood. And the balance includes protein.
Research points in the direction that we become more agile and better at using our heads when we eat protein-rich foods. Like protein, it has the advantage of stabilising blood sugar and satiating quickly and for a long time. We know protein best from meat, fish and poultry, but also remember cheese, quark, skim milk and eggs.
TIP! Eat regularly and three meals a day – this increases your concentration.