Love Your Brain
Taking care of your brain is part of your overall wellness. If you cannot concentrate, have trouble sleeping, trouble remembering and accomplishing tasks, feel grouchy, grind your teeth, have high blood pressure, are short of breath, or feel faint or dizzy, these could be signs of stress which leads to the imbalances in the brain. The most common in people is the inability to relax, cannot sleep, and focus issues. It all leads to each other.
Here are some things to keep in mind that may help with stress related issues. Certain foods can help, such as berries, fruit, coffee, dark chocolate, green tea, grape seeds, broccoli, onions, spinach, tomatoes, legumes, leafy greens, colorful fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seafood, poultry, olive oil, and water.
Actually, a high fiber, plant-based, low sugar diet is best. Green tea increases the activity in the working and memory part of the brain. It halts mental decline. You can spice up food with turmeric, cinnamon, thyme, and rosemary. Use good fats like olive oil, nuts, avocados, omega-3 fatty acids found in fatty cold water fish for both the heart and brain. Fiber is very important. Good probiotics are necessary. Limit alcohol consumption and avoid smoking to minimize the risk of cognitive decline.
Other non-food related things can be to challenge your brain through activities like puzzles, reading, or learning new skills to stimulate neural pathways and promote mental agility. Manage stress levels through relaxation techniques, mindfulness, or engaging in hobbies that bring joy. Continuously learn and engage in intellectually stimulating activities to keep your brain active and adaptable. Stay socially active and maintain strong relationships, as social connections have been linked to better health.
Avoid antimicrobial soaps, chemical toxins, and limit antibiotics. Meditation and yoga are very beneficial. Get enough sleep, relax, socialize, and move. Jog, lunge, Zumba, and dance help the cells grow. Breathing exercises are great. Taking care of your brain is good for the entire functioning of the body. Everything is connected.