You Have to Have a Fit Mind, Before You Have a Fit Body

When it comes to looking good, everyone always assumes that it all exercise. This is not true.

There is three aspects when it comes to being fit; exercise, diet, and mental state.

Today, I will be touching on the subject of have a mental state, and ways to help your brain stay fit.

Great For Mind & Memory, Why You Should Eat More Greens

It is estimated that 1 out of 3 people over the age of 70 have memory impairment. In addition, many people entering old age report having issues with their memory. While many people are afraid of things like Alzheimer’s, it is far more likely that you have memory issues that can be improved by watching what you eat. As organizations like the Center for Disease Control and National Institute of Health have reported, eating certain foods that contain certain nutrients can be very beneficial for memory as well as your mind. With that in mind, let’s take a moment to review why vegetables are such a good idea for your mental health.

A Better Memory With Vegetables

Sam Gandy, the associate director of Mount Sinai Medical Center Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center in NYC has been quoted in saying “I can’t write a prescription for broccoli and say this will help-yet.” What the doctor is referencing is that through their experience, they have seen the positive effects that vegetables can have on memory. While the NIH has come out saying that there is no proven link between lifestyle and Alzheimer’s yet, the findings of doctors like Gandy show that there is a link between vegetables and better mental functioning.

What Vegetables Should I Be Focusing On?

Good question. For the sake of mental acuity and memory, you will want to be focusing on cruciferous vegetables. This includes veggies like cabbage, dark leafy greens, broccoli, and cabbage. These all have nutrients that act positively in stimulating the brain.

What Kinds Of Dishes Can I Make?

There are many recipes out there for raw kale salads that use an oil and salt rub to partially digest the leaves without removing their digestive content and making them tastier. Consider putting this in a wrap and take it on the go. Another consideration is something like a broccoli stir-fry. Either way, be aware that the more processed the vegetables are (either in production or cooking), the less nutrients they will have and the more of them you will have to eat.

Where Does This Leave Us?

A fantastic source of nutrients that help to improve your mind and memory, vegetables are a great way to improve your mental health. At the same time, they have many vitamins and minerals that will help improve your energy levels and generally live a happier and healthier life. Incorporate more dark leafy greens into your diet and enjoy the long-term benefits.

You can even take your brain a step further with the help of nootropics. Stay tuned for our next article where we dive into exactly what nootropics are, and how you(your brain)can benefit.

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