So what’s the No. 1 thing you can do on a daily basis to support your brain health?

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Feb
2019
WJC

Eat healthy fats.

This topic freaks a lot of people out—won’t it make me fat, they wonder. The right kinds will not, but they will provide powerful healing and support to help you feel your best. that’s coz 60 percent of you’re brain is made up of DHA, an omega-3 fat found in fatty fish, flaxseeds, chia seeds, walnuts, and algae. EPA is another important type of omega-3, and both of these fatty acids are critical for supporting brain function and moodregulating metabolism, and preventing diabetes and inflammation. Avoid oils like canola, grape seed, corn, sunflower, and soybean, and be sure to eliminate hydrogenated oils completely, as they contribute to inflammation and the progression of disease.

Eating more healthy fats doesn’t mean you need to go low-carb. In fact, me suggest eating slow-carb instead. This means you’re choosing low-glycemic plant foods that are rich in nutrients and fiber but don’t mess with your blood sugar. Dark leafy greens, cauliflower, peppers, onions, asparagus, celery, radishes, mushrooms, blackberries, and blueberries are just some of the many colorful options to get these good kinds of carbs into your diet. As an added bonus, eating healthy fats with these types of foods helps you absorb more of the essential fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, and K.

In my personal experience, I found that even though I was already eating a healthy diet rich in vegetables, embracing more of the right kinds of fat—like avocado, nuts, seeds, olive oil, and even saturated ones, like coconut oil and grass-fed meat—pushed my mental clarity through the roof.

So what does this kind of diet look like? For me I like to start my day with a Green Machine Smoothie that includes brain-boosting fats like avocado and coconut milk, along with nutrient-dense spinach, hemp seeds, and matcha green tea. For lunch, I often make a big Fat Salad, topping arugula with wild-caught salmon, walnuts, fennel, cucumbers, olive oil, balsamic, and sea salt for a savory and filling plate of greens. Dinner could be a large, colorful plate of non-starchy roasted veggies, a small portion of sweet potato or squash, and some roasted chicken, grass-fed steak, or turkey meatballs.

There are so many delicious ways to incorporate more good fats into your diet. Focus on whole, real foods from high-quality sources, and you’ll quickly notice the amazing benefits in your body and brain.

https://www.mindbodygreen.com/articles/how-healthy-fats-benefit-brain-health

Wild Jordan Center Menu, offers a seasonal menu, which provides wholesome and hearty choices. It has a wide variety of options to suit all tastes. You’ll find plenty of healthy fat options; Hummus, Foul, Eggs, Salmon, White cheeses, Lentils, Nuts, Smoothies, Chicken, Avocado

Try our Wild Jordan Center menu today!