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10 Superfoods That Will Boost Your Brain Power

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We all know that we need to eat the right diet for the good of our physical health. With the right diet, we can lose weight and strengthen the muscles in our body. But did you know that with the right foods, you can become smarter? That’s right, adding superfoods to your diet can do you wonders. It’s not common to think about foods that could benefit our brain, but it’s something we need to consider.

A boost in brain power can enhance your memory, sharpen your reflexes, improve your attention span, and ward off mental illnesses such as Alzheimer’s, dementia, and more.

Including these 10 superfoods in your daily meal plan will help your brain remain strong and will enhance your mental performance dramatically.

 

10 Powerful Superfoods To Strengthen Your Mind

 

1. Acai

Superfood - AcaiKnown as one of the truest superfoods, acai is packed with antioxidants with ORAC, omega-3, vitamins, and protein.

Acai has been known to enhance brain health and improve cognitive abilities as well as reduce the risk of diseases.

 

 

2. Kale

Superfoods - KaleThis leafy green exploded in popularity recently and is known as one of the most nutrient-dense foods known to man and one of the top foods for brain health.

Kale is loaded with vitamin C, vitamin K, and vitamin A as well as phytonutrients (antioxidants) and signalling molecules that help decrease inflammation of the body.

 

3. Goji Berries

Superfoods - Goji BerriesGoji berries are an excellent superfood for boosting brain power because they improve the sharpness of your brain and help you retain information more efficiently.

Goji berries also help in reducing damaging inflammation of the brain as well as reduce the accumulation of toxins in the brain.

 

4. Spirulina

Superfoods - SpirulinaSpirulina is known as one of the most concentrated source of protein and an excellent alternative for those who are wishing to eliminate meat from their diet.

Spirulina also has many cognitive benefits! It reduces degeneration of the brain and prevents brain damage. What’s even cooler about Spirulina is that studies have shown that it can actually reverse damage done to the brain from aging.

 

5. Cacao

Superfoods - CacaoGreat news! Cacao, aka chocolate has tons of minerals and nutrients that boost the body’s neurotransmitters and creates that pleasant feeling that many experience when they eat chocolate. But here’s the catch, when you eat chocolate that’s been cooked or processed, the cacao’s nutritional value is lost.

Cacao contains amazing levels of Vitamin C, something you find 0% of in a normal chocolate bar!  Raw cacao is where the nutrients are at and are extremely effective in fighting against memory loss. You can try eating Cacao nibs mixed with Goji berries for a pleasant taste!

 

6. Maca

Superfoods - Maca PowderMaca is a superfood that is related to the radish and is grown in the Andes mountains. It can survive higher elevations and has proven to be a strong food that can survive the elements.

Maca has been known to improve the brains neurochemistry and helps fight against depression, stress, and anxiety.

 

 

7. Coconut

Superfoods - CoconutCoconut has gained the reputation of being one of the best fuels to enhance healthy brain function due to it being a rich source of medium chain triglycerides (MCT). MCT go straight to your liver to be processed into ketones, and then sent to the brain to be used for fuel.

By providing a stable fuel supply, coconut is considered to be great fuel for your brain and supporting your brain’s learning capabilities and memory retention.

 

8. Broccoli

Superfoods - BroccoliScientists have recently discovered a compound in broccoli known as sulforaphane, which has been shown to help protect the brain after there’s been an injury and actually improve the brain’s performance.

 

 

 

9. Beans

Superfoods - BeansBeans help stabilize blood glucose levels, and the brain depends on glucose for food. Not only is it economical, but it provides the brain with a steady source of energy and helps prevent crashes.

Beans have been shown to improve the brain’s concentration and stamina.

 

 

10. Chia Seeds

Superfoods - Chia SeedsChia seeds are the latest trend in the superfood industry. However, they are known as the staple food for the Mayans and Aztecs, who used chia seeds for many dietary needs such as flour, oil, and an add-on for water. Chia means “strength” in the Mayan language and was considered to be a magical food because it provided much needed energy and stamina for the brain.

Chia Seeds contain an enormous amount of omega-3, calcium, antioxidants, iron, protein, fiber, and potassium.

 

If the foods on this list don’t tickle your taste buds, there are many other ways to implement these foods into healthy and tasty recipes.

As well as the superfoods listed above, there are many more Super Foods that help fight against harmful effects and prevent damage to your brain.

Charlene Barry is the fun loving founder of This Is Project Me, a wellness, spiritual and inspirational channel on YouTube that inspires others to live the life of their dreams with passion, love and joy.Charlene believes in serendipity, wellness and spirituality and is an Ayurvedic and Lifestyle coach; helping people live their ideal life through Ayurvedic medicine, Meditation, Yoga and Balance.

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The 3 Most Important Things I Learned About Personal Growth

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When you look back on your life, what do you want to think about? Do you plan to reminisce on all of the good things that have happened and how they shaped who you are today? Or would you rather remember all of the bad decisions, challenging experiences, and mistakes made that hurt or wasted a portion of your life?

In my opinion, I think it is important to reflect on both. While it’s important to remember the hardships we’ve been through in our lives – without them we wouldn’t be where we are now. There are 3 very specific areas that I feel have helped me grow in a personal sense more than anything else in my life so far. 

These aren’t simple lessons in a book or a lecture that you can just absorb and apply to your life. These are things that I’ve learned through experience and reflection, and I’m still learning and growing today.

1. We determine how much we’re worth by what we think about ourselves, others, and life in general.

This might seem like a pretty obvious lesson in life but it’s actually one of the most important because we can determine our own worth by how we think about ourselves and the world around us. If you’re looking for success in any kind of business or social setting (dating), then I’ll tell you right now that it doesn’t matter if you have 10 billion dollars or not – people are still going to judge you based on your thoughts and beliefs alone.

What determines our value isn’t necessarily what we do with our lives (which is often based on luck) but whether or not we believe that ‘our work’ is worthy or not in some sort of grand scheme or universe. We may not always be able to control what happens in our lives, but we can always control how we value ourselves and others.

“Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better.” – Maya Angelou

2. You don’t have to change your habits or personality just because someone else doesn’t like it – their opinions are THEIRS alone.

This is another one of those lessons that people tend to pick up on a little bit late in life, but if anything that makes its importance even worse! Basically, there’s going to come a time when you’re going to meet someone who has certain expectations of you as a person…but these expectations might not be realistic due to their motivations and personal beliefs. For example, sometimes parents might expect you to be a lawyer or doctor because that’s what they believe is best for their child.

However, this isn’t the case for everyone and so maybe your passion lies in music or writing novels. In this example, if you were also pressured into becoming a doctor – then there would obviously be some kind of conflict going on within yourself as a person. You should never have to give up something that you want to do just because someone else doesn’t like it! The reason why we’re put onto this Earth is to make our own choices and go after our OWN dreams instead of letting others determine what we can and cannot do with our lives .

3. You can’t change your life until you accept that you need to make a change.

When I was younger, I thought that this lesson would be pretty obvious – but as I got older, it really made me appreciate the fact that there are always different ways of perceiving our lives. For example, if someone wants to become rich and famous one day – their mind might simply overshadow any other possibility in their head because they feel like this is what they NEED to do right now.

However, this isn’t always true within our own lives because we think about things too literally instead of having an open mind. If you want to achieve success in any kind of business or social setting (dating) then you should be willing to try out different things instead of staying in your comfort zone. If you want something, then it’s up to YOU to actually go after it – nobody else is going to give it to you!

The three lessons above are some of the main things I want to pass on to everyone because they’ve come at an important time in my life where I need to start thinking about others instead of only myself. It’s great if we can learn to love ourselves first before anything else, but that doesn’t mean you should neglect everyone around you even though they might be your friends and family members!

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