I’m heading to Maria Andros‘ Momentum event this week so I asked a client and friend to bring you this week’s article.

5 Simple healthy foods to boost your brain power!

We’ve all been there at one time or another when we’re sucked in day after day sitting in front of our computer, time flies and we realize we missed breakfast, lunch and maybe even dinner, right?  We may have had several cups of coffee, a few sweets and salty treats – but haven’t actually haven’t had any meals or any REAL BRAIN FOOD offering any nutritional value.  Well, this scene MUST be deleted!

Try setting yourself up for success with these simple health foods and tips that WILL BOOST your BRAIN POWER.

HYDRATE

It’s simple, everyday plan to have fresh purified H2O at your computer side.  Aim for drinking a minimum of 64 ounces of water daily to start.  Once you’ve got that down, then bump it up to ½ your body weight in ounces every day!

TIP:  Use a 32 ounce mason jar and have two jars ready to go before you sit down at your computer.  Squeeze fresh lemon or lime juice for a little pizzazz plus added health benefits!

FARM FRESH FOODS

Stock up and make it a habit to always have apples, bananas, eggs, celery & carrots on hand.

TIP:  Plan to hit your local farmers market and health food store each week with your staple shopping list so you’re always prepared – stocked with brain power foods!

EGGS

Have hard boiled eggs ready to go for a brain boost.  To sum it up, eggs are rich in nutrients and protein that are essential for your brain; full of vitamins and minerals [vitamin A, B, potassium, choline, omega 3 fats, & more] – all needed for healthy brain function.  You’ll want to be sure your eggs are farm fresh to get the most nutritional benefits and at least buy organic fed, free range or cage free!

TIP:  Enjoy a hard boiled egg alone or with carrot & celery sticks while clicking away at your computer – it will satisfy and you will notice the surge in brain power!

APPLES

The old saying, “An apple a day keeps the DR. away”…is a TRUTH!  Did you know that one apple has over 10,000 phytonutrients, is rich in fiber & vitamin C and offers amazing health benefits like building your immune system – prevention of disease, cardiovascular health (can lower your cholesterol), can regulate your blood sugar levels – all fueling to your brain power!

TIP:  Slice your apple and serve it with 2 tablespoons of Almond Butter and you will love dipping and crunching away – you’ll be amazed by the wave of ideas and flow that’ll come to you!

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WALNUTS

One of my favorite brain foods because walnuts look like a brain, considered an “intellectual” food – I love that!  Walnuts not only taste great but they are a “superfood” – it’s easy to have 2 ounces of walnuts every day and boost  your brain with a surge of vitamin E, b-complex, minerals – magnesium, copper, potassium, calcium, iron, omega 3 fatty acids; to name a few!

TIP:  By crunching a small serving every day, you will have your recommended amount of vitamins, minerals, and protein needed to keep your brain working at its best!

SUNSHINE

have a cup o’ sunshine!  Aim to fuel your brain with a sunny window or schedule a break in your day for a little fresh air and natural sunlight!  Natural light from the sun gives your body vitamin D – which is one more vitamin that we need for our best brain power.  It’s easy to overlook when you’re behind the computer screen day after day.

TIP:  move your computer in a room with natural sunlight and/or SCHEDULE [and TAKE] a daily 20 minute break to get out and breathe in the natural nutrients of fresh air and sunlight!
As you can see, these truly are Simple Healthy Foods to Boost your Brain while sitting at your computer!  By taking action and trying these foods and tips you will begin to see that you do not need to rely on that coffee and the old patterns of unhealthy snacks that don’t offer you any form of brain power.  Hopefully you see how simple it is to feed your body and your brain nourishing foods while you sit behind your screen creating your work!  These are simple foods that offer powerful benefits that will boost your brain, boost your body and boost your life to great health, lifestyle and success!

120313-MichelleVerdugoMichelle is a Clinical Nutritionist, Holistic Healthy Lifestyle & Success Coach and focuses on offering solutions for holistic health and wellness.   Michelle has been helping clients with their health for over a decade by providing a holistic formula for healing, health and wellness for life.  Michelle is the creator of the 30 day Path to Higher Health Challenge at MichelleVerdugo.com “Inspiring and Empowering YOU to live your Healthiest Life” – for more juicy tips, recipes and inspirations click over to MichelleVerdugo.com or Holistic Healthy Lifestyle with Michelle Verdugo on Facebook.

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3 Responses to Guest Post: Michelle Verdugo

  • Thank you for promoting eating whole, wholesome foods. There are so many amazing things in an actual apple (as you listed), there is no way that you could get that same combination of goodness from a pill or a powder.
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  • I completely agree with what is shared here and practice everything daily. (Minus the foods listed here that I’m alergic to.)

    I’ve written about water on my blog many times. It is so critical to be properly hydrated and most adults suffer from some form of dehydration. When my clients complain about foggy thinking, the first thing I do is tell them to take their body weight and divide by 2. That is how many ounces of water a day they should have.
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  • I love that sunshine is listed as a super food! I feel lucky that in the winter, the sunlight streams into the room that I work in. It does make me feel healthy. I love all the foods on your list, although I will now try to eat more apples after reading of the health benefits. I love the idea of dipping apple slices into peanut butter or walnut butter. Yum! Now to get myself a glass of water.
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