Sometimes striving for wellness can seem like a difficult feat, like a steep mountain that we just don’t have the equipment to climb. Those living the #NewEarthLife will tell you that fortunately, that doesn’t always have to be the case. Striving for wellness is a daily event and flows through all of our choices as we move through the day. It’s the “small” things like choosing a healthy smoothie instead of grabbing a donut for breakfast or taking the stairs instead of the elevator. It’s about building habits that promote health and living your best.
When it comes to wellness we tend to focus on outward appearance. It’s what we see day in and out and an easy way to track progress. But, we all know that wellness involves so much more than appearance. As a matter of fact, appearances can be quite deceiving. With that, inward awareness is a must. We are talking about things like energy levels, our gut health, how we feel after we eat, and so on. That’s not where the story ends though. Although often overlooked when it comes to wellness, it’s important to support your brain and mind, especially as we age.
So, back to those daily habits. When it comes to keeping your brain sharp and promoting healthy aging and mental clarity, it’s the same story, daily habits add up in a big way. As you decide between that donut and superfood smoothie, ask yourself, “am I supporting my brain?” This question can be applied to just about any daily decision and can help keep you on course as you strive to improve your mental clarity, focus, and performance. Of course, a little framework helps as well. Here are our favorite brain-boosting tips to get you started…
Hydrating is Key
Drinking an appropriate amount of water each day is known to be one of the best habits to adopt with numerous amazing health and wellness benefits and it is no different when it comes to a highly functioning brain! The brain and heart are made up of roughly 70% water. Replenishing your brain and avoiding dehydration has been shown to help the flow of oxygen to the brain, which can help with memory, concentration, and cognition! So, go ahead and drink up!
Need for Sleep
Sleep can be hard to come by in our busy lives. And, even though it can feel like a challenge getting your head to hit the pillow, it still needs to be a priority. Sleeping is like plugging into a charger. It allows your body and brain to shut down and recharge. Without that recharging, the brain becomes less and less useful. In a study done at UCLA by a Dr. Itzhak Fried, researchers found that starving the brain of sleep disrupts a cell’s ability to communicate leaving you to perform at a much lower level. Make sleep a priority and put a good night’s rest into your routine.
Protect and Provide
Like any other part of the body, the brain requires nutrients in order to operate at its best. There’s a big difference between a brain that operates on fast food vs one that operates on whole food nutrition. With that, focusing on a whole food diet that is rich in a variety of fruits, vegetables, and nutrients is a must when it comes to supporting brain health. But, it doesn’t stop there because your brain craves certain nutrients.
You’ve likely heard of both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Omega-3 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fats that our bodies cannot produce. With that, we must obtain these essential omega-3 fatty acids from our foods. While they have an impact on several body functions and are particularly helpful when it comes to building cell membranes in both the brain and the body.
Like omega-3, omega-6 fatty acids are polyunsaturated fatty acids that must be obtained from your food. Omega-6 fatty acids are generally used for energy.
When it comes to essential fatty acids it’s all about balance with the ideal ratio of omega-6 to omega-3 being 4:1. With today’s standard American diet most Americans have a need to decrease their omega-6 and increase their omega-3 consumption.
There’s more to brain nutrition than just essential fatty acids. Amino acids such and tryptophan, tyrosine, arginine, and histidine are required by the central nervous system. These ever-important amino acids are also utilized by the brain to synthesize neurotransmitters that are vital for optimal brain function.
So the question is, where do you find this type of nourishment for your brain? Well, the best way to ensure you are getting your brain the nutrients it requires is with supplementation. It can be as easy as a few capsules a day. Here at New Earth, we went out of our way to provide whole food nutrition for your brain, Mind. Mind is a concentration of the nutrients in our organic Wild Microalgae® , created by carefully removing the algae’s cell membrane through our proprietary solvent-free process, producing an abundant source of raw materials for enhancing brain activity. The amino acids and essential fatty acids in Mind provide the building blocks of the healthy nerve cells and neurotransmitters that are vital for optimal brain and nervous system function.*
Every action, decision, and movement we make during the day starts in our brains. The brain that supports you in all you do needs your support too! Make the daily decision to do so with adequate hydration, sleep, and supplements to truly live the #NewEarthLife. Give Mind a try today, risk-free with our 90-day money-back guarantee!
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