Having read more articles about “brain health and diet”, than perhaps should be allowed, I have come to one conclusion: keeping your weight down to under 25 BMI is essential for decent brain health, fitness and good looks! ( if you don’t know what your BMI is, just Google the BMI height and weight chart for the correct number for you.)
This blog will focus on brain health as a driving motivational force to keeping your weight where it should be. Having excess fat around your waist, promotes inflammation, and the release from these inflammatory chemicals can damage brain tissues. ( Dr. Eva Feldman, at U of M, Ann Arbor) . Her studies have shown that the neurons in the brain can become insulin resistant, which then leads to cognitive decline, and plays a role in multiple neurological disorders including Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
How to keep your way down, has no shortage of literature either, but here are three of the best advice that I’ve gathered from everything I’ve read. Remember this is from brain- health point of view:
1. Change the oils and fats that you use and consume. Use olive oil and avocado oil. Stay away from saturated animal fats from red meat. Excess fats clog up your blood vessels, so in addition to sluggish thinking, you can also contribute to peripheral neuropathy.
2. Eat green leafy vegetables, and lettuces, and berries- top of the list are strawberries and blueberries.
3. Tell your friends and family that you are tired off feeling and thinking sluggish. Tell them That you want to keep your weight down FOR YOUR BRAIN NOT VANITY, by just these few simple changes in your diet. Ask them if they will help rather than sabotage, until you reach your goal? Don’t try to be a “secret agent” of dietary change, an “Undercover” weight loss agent. Come out of the closet and TELL everybody you come in contact with!
TELL them that you need to think clearer, have more energy and that these are proven ways to do it! If they are indeed your friends- ask them to support you! You will probably be surprised how much they will help! And-That’s all!