What does it really take to reach our peak performance as humans? The fact is, within each of us is the unique capacity to unlock an inner genius. The foods we eat, the thoughts we think, and the way we move our bodies all affect the intricate set of superpowers we have lying dormant.
Each bite of food we take is an investment in our future brain and makes for a more vibrant life in the present moment too. Here are 6 smart foods to unlock your best brain ever:
Genius food #1: Dark Chocolate.
Dark chocolate has been shown to reverse signs of cognitive aging and improve blood flow to the brain. It will instantly boost your mood and increase the neurotransmitter, serotonin.
Genius food #2: Avocados.
They are a phenomenal superfood go-to and have the highest total fat-protecting capacity of any fruit or veggie.
Genius food #3: Almonds.
They are a famously rich source of polyphenols and the fat-soluble antioxidant, Vitamin E, which supports neuroplasticity.
Genius food #4: Blueberries.
Blueberries are abundant in antioxidants. They have flavonoids – a class of polyphenols found throughout other “Genius foods” such as extra virgin olive oil.
Genius food #5: Extra-Virgin Olive Oil.
Olive oil contains a compound called oleocanthal, a type of phenol that has powerful anti-inflammatory properties. It’s the easiest to utilize because you can literally pour it on everything
Genius food #6: Dark Leafy Greens.
These veggies are your brain’s best bud! Tender greens such as cabbage, kale, and arugula are ripe with folate, magnesium, and fiber which feeds the gut’s microbiome.
It’s not just what we eat, but how we eat it (and how it was grown.) Get outside, drink in the sunshine, stay grounded, and play outside barefoot.
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