Ready to dive into the amazing world of brain health? Last night, I discovered Dr. Daniel Amen aka The ADHD Doctor, and he talked about the connection between brain health and mental health. It kinda blew my mind! I was also super invested in what he has to say. Everything he talked about he backed up with facts and it made so much sense.
Let me present to you guys how we keep our brains healthy, so we can dodge mental illnesses later in life.
Nourish your brain with the right fuel
For optimal performance, your brain needs specific nutrients. Adopt a brain-boosting diet high in nuts, which is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids. Also, eat an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables. Think of it as giving your brain the gourmet treatment it deserves.
Hydration is key
Since water makes up over 75% of your brain, drinking enough of it is essential. Dehydration can impair cognitive performance and cause brain fog, which makes the symptoms of ADHD more prominent. Make a water bottle your best buddy. Keep it close at all times.
Exercise – The ultimate brain elixir
Exercise is like a magic potion to your brain. Frequent exercise improves cognitive function, stimulates the production of feel-good neurotransmitters, and boosts blood flow. Get your heart rate up and watch your brain flourish.
Prioritize quality sleep
Don’t you feel so much better when you get a good night’s sleep? Aim for seven to nine hours of great sleep every night. Before going to bed, make a sleep sanctuary, put electronics away, and allow your brain to relax itself. I should do this myself, unfortunately I don’t yet.
Sometimes, a little additional help goes a long way. Supplements that support the brain, such as zinc, magnesium, and B-complex vitamins, may be included in your diet. Consider them as your brain’s necessary sidekick.
Learn to unleash the full potential of your brain. Nurture it, feed it, move it, and watch it grow into a powerhouse of focus and clarity. Your brain is your most valuable ally, so let’s give it the respect and care it needs. Keep your brains stimulated and healthy!