Brainpower and Naturopathy

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Brainpower and naturopathy go hand in hand. Feeding your brain the perfect nutrients and improving your degree of mental acuity through non-invasive practices ensures optimal performance. Naturopathy involves using the body’s own recuperative capabilities to heal, so why not focus on strengthening the old noodle?

With the right foods, nutrients, and activities, it’s possible to keep your brain running at peak levels throughout the day. And when you’re noodle is in top shape you’ll have a heightened awareness of your surroundings, improved focus, and an all around positive attitude.

In essence: when your brain feels happy, you feel happy.

Naturopathy is all about promoting total wellness of the body. Maintaining a positive, focused mind is where a lot of the healing starts, and there are plenty of simple ways to promote a healthier brain—and attitude—by tweaking your daily diet or adjusting how you unwind after a hectic day at work.

Meditation is one basic activity anyone can learn to do that will work wonders for your mind. Meditation is the practice of training your mind to reach a state of consciousness that relaxes, strengthens, and hones the whole body.

The amazing thing about meditation is how easy it is to adopt and work into your busy schedule. Setting aside 10 to 15 minutes a day for meditation gives your mind and body the opportunity to settle and regroup, enhancing your ability to embrace and observe the world around.

Altering your diet in positive ways also has the benefit of boosting your brainpower.

We’ve covered foods and beverages previously when it comes to boosting brain power, but many of these choice fruits and vegetables are so simple to introduce into your diet that we wanted to remind you about how amazing they are at focusing the brain.

Spinach, either fresh or frozen, is great for overall blood flow—with a twist. Said to be the “ultimate man food,” spinach is a rich source of plant-based omega-3s and folate that help reduce the risk of stroke, heart disease, and osteoporosis. An added bonus: folate increases blood flow to the penis for those interested in a natural sexual enhancement.

Carrots are a wonderful treat for snack time with the added benefit of being a great brain booster. High in beta-carotene, carrots deliver antioxidants to reduce inflammation and combat brain deterioration. One of the best ways to consume carrots is by juicing them, although you can munch on them as usual to still receive the full benefits.

Beet juice contains nitric acid, which improves blood flow throughout the body. A high-performing brain requires proper blood flow. If you improve the blood flow to your brain, you’ll be able to perform tasks at your most optimal performance levels. For blood flow improvement, beets are great to include in your diet because they boost the levels of nitric oxide in your system.

Acai is one of the top-ranking brain-healthy berries native to South America. The benefits of this berry include increased blood flow and reduced inflammation. Not only is it beneficial for your body, it also has a pleasant taste one would describe as a combination of a raspberry and cocoa. Yum!

For more information on the above juices and foods, or for more brain-boosting ingredients, visit our past blog posts here and here. Book a consultation with our physicians at Carolinas Natural Health to get your brain in working order.

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