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Top 3 Superfoods to Boost Your Brain

I love the famous quote “Your brain is like a muscle- the more you exercise it, the stronger it gets.”

However your brain is not a muscle. Your brain is actually an organ that is made up of mostly water and fat and requires a specific set of nutrients to function optimally.

Therefore, it should come as no surprise that some foods reign superior when it comes to nourishing your brain.

Here are the top 3 superfoods that you can incorporate into your everyday health routine for better brain power.

1) Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has been termed a “potential cognitive strengthener” due to its medium chain fatty acids and ability to be used as an energy source in the brain.

A recent study published in the journal of Nutritional Neuroscience also found that substituting 30 ml of dietary oils with virgin coconut oil had promising effects on Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor (BDNF) in adults with metabolic syndrome.

BDNF is a key molecule involved in learning and memory. Decreased levels of BDNF are associated with neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimers.

Check out our Strawberry Cheesecake and Blue Moon Blender Bites made with cold-processed, virgin coconut oil as a mid day snack to help fuel your brain.

2) Kale

Kale is considered to be the KING of all greens. Kale is high in the antioxidant beta-carotene, also called pre-vitamin A. Our bodies transform this pre-vitamin A into Vitamin A and use it for many functions, including your brain.

Vitamin A is essential in protecting your neurons by controlling neuroinflammation and oxidative stress. Studies have shown that higher levels of Vitamin A have been associated with better cognition.

It’s also interesting to note that the antioxidant potency of kale is higher when eaten raw.

Start your day and feed your brain with our All Hail To Kale Superfood Smoothie.

3) Coffee

Daily coffee and caffeine consumption can be apart of a healthy diet and has many positive effects on the brain. Regular coffee intake has been shown to increase mental alertness, improve mood, and help concentration.

But most excitingly, lifelong coffee/caffeine consumption has also been associated with the prevention of cognitive decline.

This is not to say you should run out and get your Grande Cafe Vanilla Frappuccino with extra whip everyday unless your looking to take a walk down Diabetes Avenue.

It’s how you drink your coffee that can make all the difference between being healthy or extremely unhealthy.

Try our Health Nut Superfood Smoothie made with local, organic roasted coffee and maca.

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