Balance the gut and brain with nutrtion
One of the most essential nutrients for the brain is folate which fortunately can be found in high amounts in most vegetables, especially green leafy vegetables. Vegetables are also high in calcium, magnesium a variety of vitamins and minerals. All of these play important roles in the body and the brain.
We also need an abundance of antioxidants that can be found in fruit. Dark berries such as blue berries, acai, cranberries, and black berries contain high levels of antioxidants which help to control damaging free radicals that contribute to oxidation or “rusting” in the brain.
Nuts and seeds contain essential fats like the Omega-3 fatty acids that help maintain the integrity of brain cells. Walnuts, almonds and brazil nuts are among the best, but all nuts provide important nutrients for the brain. We also need to include probiotic, prebiotic and phytobiotic foods to improve our gut and brain health.
Probiotic foods that contain the good bacteria, support mental wellness and aid in digestion. Some examples are Kefir, kefir, kimchi, kombucha, miso, sauerkraut, tempeh, yogurt, and probiotic supplements.
Prebiotic foods that contain fibers and carbohydrates that can be fermented and digested by gut bacteria to serve as a fuel source and encourage growth of beneficial bacteria. Some examples are asparagus, bananas, leafy green vegetables, garlic, leeks, onions chicory, artichokes, ginger and prebiotic supplements.
Phytobiotic foods that are rich in flavonoids, protect good bacteria and establish a hospitable environment for the growth of good and displacement of bad bacteria. Some examples are apples, berries, dark chocolate, grapes and phytobiotic supplements.
· In addition to eating probiotic, prebiotic and phytobiotic foods, I take Amare Fundamentals to supplement my diet and supercharge my brain. When you address the state of your gut health, not just the food you eat, but your daily nutrition, it has a huge impact on your mental wellness. You can find additional information on Amare Fundamentals and how they can benefit your health at www.amareglobal.com/16657.