As you may well know, I have been on a journey to heal some of the brain damage that I received as a young infant. As important as it is, eating for a healthy brain is only half of it.
When making the transformation from the duality to the oneness, it becomes apparent that it will also take improving the food for the mind, improving our thoughts to bring about balance, and true healing. So next time, I will focus on that. But for now, here is some crucial info about foods that are good for the brain…
Research has shown that curcumin may help inhibit the accumulation of destructive beta amyloids in the brain of Alzheimer’s patients, as well as break up existing plaques.1 Curcumin has even been shown to boost memory and stimulate the production of new brain cells, a process known as neurogenesis.
A word to the wise… some curry powders may contain very little curcumin compared to straight turmeric powder, so choose the latter for the best health benefits.”
“Flax seeds are rich in brain-healthy fats. Fatty acids are known by their “families” in which different forms of fatty acids may be changed or converted. Flax seeds contain ALA of the omega 3 family. It is used to form EPA and DHA, 2 other omega-3 fatty acids that are directly used by the brain to build and protect neurons.
You can sprinkle ground flax seed on cereal or mix in a smoothie. You can soak the seeds and addthem to salad dressings.
To boost your brain to the max, have a tablespoon or two of flax seeds every day.”
Raw Foods for the Brain! from sunwarrior.com
“Avocado – Avocados are a source of monounsaturated fats, omega 3, and omega 6 fatty acids. These increase blood flow to the brain, lower cholesterol, and aid in the absorption of antioxidants. Avocados also come with many antioxidants of their own, including vitamin E, which protect the body and the brain from free radical damage. They are also a good source of potassium and vitamin K—both protect the brain from the risk of stroke. – See more at: sun warrior brain foods
Nuts – Nuts, especially walnuts and almonds, are extremely good for the brain and nervous system. They are great sources of omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, vitamin B6, and vitamin E. Vitamin E has been shown to prevent many forms of dementia by protecting the brain from free radicals, and it improves brain power. Nuts contain some anti-nutrients, like phytic acid. Since we consume a relatively small amount of nuts, this isn’t a huge problem, but they are far healthier if you soak them overnight (about 8 hours) before eating them. –
Tomatoes – Tomatoes contain lycopene, a very powerful antioxidant that combats dementia and may improve mood balance too. – See more at: sun warrior brain foods“
When I look at the post from sunwarrior.com, I can imagine having an entire meal that is prepared for this process. I really like to make raw food tacos from walnuts! Oh, and i LOVE to eat them!!! Served with avocado, collard green or green cabbage shells, everything from the sunwarrior list! I would even add a little curry sauce!! Here is a recipe from the vedge.com
- Throw everything in the food processor and process until the texture of mince meat (roughly ground).
I would use NamoShoyu, Raw Soy Sauce
….i first learned about this dish, and Nama Shoyu, from DivineRawFoods Chef Billy Paige. Like I mentioned earlier,
I would also use curry powder
Now, the perfect beverage for this brainy entree:
My current fav is e3live.com: Brain Support.
Mix it with coconut water is the best way…
or throw some in a blueberry smoothie
Well. like I said earlier, next week, we will dive into positive thoughts as food for the mind.
Ankh, Udja, Seneb: Life, Vitality and Health! HETEP! Peace
Tchiya Amet El Maat