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There are certain foods that help with your nutrition, and ensure you not only get strong healthy nutrients into your system on a regular, even daily basis, if you’ll allow, but they recommend a healthy daily regime.
At Head To Toe they recommend what you need on a daily basis to ensure you get a heap of the good stuff into your system, and that’s a really good way to start eating simply and eating well.
Most of us associate Turmeric with our favourite curry, but it’s been shown to be one of the most potent inhibiter’s of Alzheimer’s Disease and we all want to avoid that. This is due to it’s containing Curcumin, which is the main component of turmeric. This is what Wikipedia says about Curcumin:
Curcumin is the principal curcuminoid of the popular Indian spice turmeric, which is a member of the ginger family (Zingiberaceae). The other two curcuminoids are desmethoxycurcumin and bis-desmethoxycurcumin. The curcuminoids are natural phenols and are responsible for the yellow color of turmeric.
Turmeric also decreases inflammation and oxidative damage, that are associated with the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. It’s unclear whether doses less than 3.6g/day are beneficial for humans (approx 1.5 teasp), so just mix it in yogurts, teas, grains and gorgeous curries, of course lol.
They claim that much of the research around Salmon and Omega-3 Fatty Acids has focused around the health of the heart, there is also plenty of evidence to show that Salmon is great for brain function as well, and they go on to give the positives around the following:
- Improves learning and memory
- Helps fight dementia, depression, mood disorders and schizophrenia and dementia
This makes Salmon a wonderful brain food and they recommend eating the average of a 4-ounce piece of Salmon 2-3/wk.
Ranked #1 among fruits and vegetables in antioxidant power, blueberries are frequently studied by researchers for their documented anti-aging potential. In studies done on rats, the polyphenols in blueberries have been shown to reverse age-related decline in the brain’s ability to process information and decline in cognitive and motor deficits. Frozen blueberries are a good source of polyphenols and are available all year.
Food Rx: One-half cup of blueberries delivers as much antioxidant power as five servings of other fruits and vegetables. Enjoy fresh blueberries in late summer or frozen blueberries year-round.
Impress your boss and drink a cup of coffee before that big meeting. Research shows that your afternoon pick-me-up can improve short-term memory and speed up reaction times. And some studies have seen similar results with decaffeinated coffee as well, so the effect may not just be directly related to the caffeine.
It’s recommended to try one cup a day. More can make you jittery!
This is a surprising one; drink a cup of tea when you’re suffering with bad breath and there’s no sign of a toothbrush. It contains polyphenols, a type of antioxidant that can inhibit the growth of bacteria that causes this.
Tea may also suppress the foul-smelling compounds those bacteria produce.
The recommendations advise that both black and green teas are equally effective and drink it straight, because adding sugar and milk increases the bacteria you’re trying to reduce!
That’s it for now, they’ll be more of these later in the week.