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Brain Health – An Important Part of Overall Wellbeing | Holistic health and wellness guide

Published June 7, 2021 June
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Lazy Acres offers the best in fruits, vegetables, wild-caught seafood, and supplements to keep your brain healthy and focused. (Lazy Acres Photo)

If you are thinking of living in your optimal state of health, where does brain health fit? Did you know that brain function supports all areas of wellbeing?

Brain cells are the most metabolically intensive cells in the body. Hence, what we put into our bodies plays a key role in determining how well our brains function. It may be surprising to learn that memory, cognitive function, and focus are all influenced by diet.

The two easiest ways to improve your brain health are by adjusting your diet and taking the right supplements. Here are simple ways you can make positive changes and improve your brain health today!

Improve brain health through your diet

Around the world, the populations with the lowest incidence of cognitive decline are typically fish-eaters. They also consume more monounsaturated fats like those in olive oil and drink light to moderate amounts of alcohol like red wine. And they all tend to consume a range of non-starchy vegetables and fruits.

If you’re looking for a fruit to add to your diet to improve your brain health today, we recommend a daily serving of berries – but especially sweet, juicy blueberries. Eating about a cup of blueberries a day leads to significant learning improvements.

Enjoying caffeine is also good for your brain. Not only can caffeine make you feel more energetic, it also improves memory, reaction times, and general brain function.

Improving Brain Health With Diet Supplements

Bacopa is a popular Ayurvedic brain-enhancing herb that has traditionally been used to improve memory, learning, and concentration. Studies have shown significant improvements in those who use this herb for long periods of time.

Ginkgo biloba is another popular herb for improving brain function. While the studies are inconclusive, the strong anecdotal evidence and long history of use make this an attractive choice.

The omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA have been shown to reduce the decline in brain function associated with aging while improving mood and brain function.

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Not only does creatine build strong muscles, it also improves memory and intelligence. The effects of creatine are even more pronounced in vegetarians and vegans, as it is normally absorbed through the diet in meat. Creatine supplements are vegetarian.

MCT oil has become popular to help with weight loss. While the evidence is mixed there, there is strong evidence that this particular fat medium chain triglycerides / MCT can improve cognitive function.

Vitamin B12 has been shown to stop gray matter from shrinking in aging brains. Vitamin B12 can give you a nice boost of energy and improve your mood as well.

Acetyl-L-carnitine and choline can help the brain build more of the important neurotransmitter acetylcholine, which has been shown to increase alertness, improve memory, and slow age-related memory loss.

As we all take steps to improve our health and live well, enriching our brain function through diet and supplements is an important area to focus on and will improve our lives in many ways.

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Lazy Acres was founded in 1991 and has quickly become a trusted resource in the Santa Barbara community. With four additional locations in Southern California, our friendly, informative, and passionate team members continue to be committed to providing exceptional service and wellness tips to our community, and to serving our customers’ needs. We continue to live by the deeply ingrained belief that what we do together can and will contribute to a healthier planet. Lazy Acres is dedicated to our local communities and strives to provide a marketplace for all who love to eat healthy and live well.

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