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Food for a Young Brain

posted by sbrown

Not to call you a fat-head or anything, but actually about 60% of your brain is made up of fat.   If you want it to work well, you have to keep it supplied with fat.

Yes, you read that correctly.  I know that fat has been demonized as the reason for our obesity epidemic.  And there is one element of truth here.  Transfats, which are in almost all the items on the baked goods aisle, are a major flab-grower.  However, there are good fats that your body — and your brain — require for good health.

Omega 3 fats are especially lacking in our diets and needed for healthy brain function.  What are some brain-fat foods?  Raw nuts are a big winner, as are avocados and olive oil.  I alway heard that fish was brain food, and it turned out to be true!  Oily fish like tuna and salmon is a  good source of Omega 3, which are good for the brain.

Eggs and milk (preferably organic eggs and raw milk)  provide Omega 3s, as well as lecithin, choline, and vitamin B12, all of which are good for brain function.

New studies with coconut oil are showing promise as a cure, as well as a preventer, or major aging brain diseases like Alzheimer’s.  The medium chain triglycerides it contains are the reason.  They are used to supply energy to the brain without the damaging insulin spike that carbohydrates give.

So feed your brain some good fats to keep it young and healthy!

Eating to live and living for Christ,

Susan Jordan Brown

 

 



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