Who doesn’t want to boost their brain power? I know I do. But that’s not the only reason why I am writing this post. The first reason is because both of my parents were diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. So I keep up with research on how I can reduce my risk of getting it. And the second reason: I like boosting my focus and memory which is what this article is all about!
Dr. Axe is one of the doctors that I have subscribed to and read on a regular basis. The following list of foods, which he recommends for boosting brain power, is from an article I read on his website. In this article he also writes about foods that reduce the risk of getting Alzheimer’s.
- Bone Broth
- Coconut Oil
- Dark Chocolate
- Egg Yolks
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Green, Leafy Vegetables
I eat at least 12 of these foods on a weekly basis. The health benefits of each of these foods reaches far beyond how it benefits me with the prevention of Alzheimer’s. Every single one aids our health in different ways. For instance, whenever I research which food can help treat a particular disease, green, leafy vegetables are listed in almost every article. (That’s why I eat a salad every day, or include kale or spinach in a blended drink with frozen fruit.)
In addition to eating the foods listed above, I also take cod liver oil and a turmeric supplement. I know you’re probably thinking, “I couldn’t stomach taking cod liver oil!” I thought the exact same thing, But I found a brand that is lemon flavored and actually tastes good (well, it doesn’t taste bad). Plus, my health coach told me that Carlson’s is harvested from cod fish that live in cold water in Norway so there is no mercury in this product.
Cod liver oil has shown promise to not only boost brain power, but it may also help prevent heart and kidney disease, fight diabetes, and maintain bone and eye health.
To read more about the benefits of cod liver oil, as well as recommended brands, I would suggest you read an article by the Weston A. Price Foundation. There is also a great article by Dr. Broer as to how cod liver oil can help prevent heart attacks.
As for the Turmeric/Curcumin, I take “Nature’s Bounty.”
In addition to prevention of Alzheimer’s, Turmeric may also act as an anti-inflammatory agent, help lower high blood pressure, and help prevent cancer, as well as fight depression and arthritis.
For more information on the health benefits of Turmeric (including heart and brain health) read 10 Proven Health Benefits of Turmeric and Curcumin. Another great article is “Stop Aging Now” by Joshua Corn
Editor-in-Chief of Live in the Now, Natural Health Newsletter.
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Thank you, and have a great week!