Feed Your Brain

What if someone told you there were certain “super-foods” that could increase your brain health…for the rest of your life? Would you eat them?

Here are some foods which can do just that…

BLUEBERRIES – Blueberries may help protect the brain from oxidative stress, and may reduce the effects of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

WILD SALMON – Deep-water fish such as salmon are rich in omega-3 essential fatty acids – essential for brain function. And they also contain anti-inflammatory substances.

NUTS AND SEEDS – Great sources of vitamin E, which helps slow cognitive decline as we age. The best: walnuts, hazelnuts, Brazil nuts, filberts, almonds, cashews, peanuts, sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, flax seed, and peanut butter.

AVOCADOS – A rising superstar. Experts believe avocados may be almost as effective as blueberries in preserving brain health. They help increase blood flow, and decrease blood pressure. Enough said.

WHOLE GRAINS – Oatmeal, whole-grain breads, and brown rice can reduce the risk of heart disease. If you have a healthy heart, you have healthy blood flow. And if you have healthy blood flow, you have a healthy brain.

BEANS – Beans help stabilize blood sugar levels. Some nutritionists consider lentils and black beans the best.

POMEGRANATE JUICE – It contains potent antioxidant benefits, among them protecting the brain from free radicals. Keep in mind, though, that juice has added sugar. So keep your portions small.

TEA (FRESHLY BREWED) – Two to three cups a day of freshly-brewed tea — hot or iced – can help enhance memory, focus, and even mood, and its antioxidants promote healthy blood flow. But not bottled or powdered!

DARK CHOCOLATE – YES! Dark chocolate has powerful antioxidant properties, enhances focus and concentration, and helps improve mood. But more than an ounce is too much.

Didn’t think of us as nutrition experts, eh? Well, at The Law Offices of Alice Reiter Feld & Associates, if it’s important to you…it’s important to us.

For the past 33 years, we’ve been advising South Florida families on a variety of issues important to them, including comprehensive estate planning, wills, trusts, powers of attorney, long-term care planning, asset-protection plans, and assistance with Medicaid or the VA.

We’re here for you. And we’re just a phone call away.

Feed Your Brain

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