I’m getting older.
SHOCKING, I know. But I’m getting older. I told someone yesterday that I was 32 because I honestly thought that’s how old I was.
Only off by 2 years. Wait….no….6! OMG, is that right?
But sometimes, my brain doesn’t function right. I have bad brain days, and I have good brain days. On bad brain days, I describe people like “that one dude we went to see that movie with when Wolfgang was little, but not super little and it rained” because I can’t remember their names. Or I mix up words.
There’s nothing wrong with me, I’ve had everything checked. I’m functionally healthy.
I just get tired and my brain takes a nap and lets my mouth run by itself. That’s not a good thing.
So I went internet-hunting. I don’t want to take a whole mess of supplements if I don’t have to, I would rather try eating more good foods (that are not liver) and try to help boost my brain in a way that doesn’t require me to remember to swallow a bunch of pills.
So here are the 5 foods which, according to my research, can have an impact on your brain’s health:
- Blueberries. Stuffed with something called gallic acid, which helps protect brains from stress and breakdown.
- Avocados. Low sugar content, and highest protein of any fruit! (weird, right?) Chock full of “good fats” and vitamin K to help keep prevent blood clots.
- Bone Broth. Full of collagen, which helps boost your memory skills and keeps your immune system running on all cylinders.
- Dark Chocolate. The darker, the better. Skip the sugared kinds, you want almost too dark to eat. It’s full of flavanols, which help blood flow to the heart AND the brain.
- Egg Yolks. Break the bank and buy the Happy Eggs. Happy chickens make healthy eggs, and healthy eggs are packed with choline, which helps break down bethane (a chemical that helps the body produce seratonin and dopamine, the happy chemicals!). Happy Eggs can make you happy! (no, I didn’t get paid to say that. I just really like that brand of eggs. The yellow carton makes me happy too.)
So far, it’s only been a week (and I’m on the Whole30 too, so no chocolate quite yet), but I feel like I’m finding my words a little better and I’m a little quicker on the uptake.
Let’s eat right and get those brains of ours working. I’m not ready to be a “forgetful Jones” quite yet (if ever!)