Over the past week I realized I must have talked about brain power and cognitive thinking about a dozen times. Brain power is directly related to performance in exercise and sports. In college I had a course called brain gym. It was one of my favorite classes. We learned the only thing to regenerate new brain cells was physical activity, especially exercises that force you to cross your midline. For example, stepping with your left foot as you simultaneously throw with your right hand. So crossing your midline would be applied in several types of functional training. When you train like an athlete you are also keeping your brain strong!
Brain health is also directly affected by nutrition. The delicate balance of good versus bad bacteria in your gut directly affects your cognitive thinking and brain performance. So not only do we need to fuel our muscles correctly, we need to fuel our brains and maintain a healthy digestive system.
So in addition to functional exercise I have composed a list of ingredients you should add to your diet for optimal brain power. In order to keep this blog a bit shorter Im going to bullet point each item on the list.
First on the list...
1. Actual Intelligence. Its ok if you are missing this factor because it comes in supplement form. American Made Nutrition has formulated this amazing intelligence matrix. I am personally taking it and I love how well it works. My focus is so clear and I have a nice subtle energy all day. I also feel very motivated when I take it. It definitely a cure for my adult ADD. I will list the ingredients at the bottom and go into detail what each one does.
2. Amino Acids
6. Bone Broth
9. Chamomile Tea
10. Cherry Tomatoes
11. Coconut Oil
12. Dark Chocolate
13. Egg Yolks
14. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
15. Leafy Greens
16. Pumpkin Seeds
So here are 20 things to add to your diet that will improve your brain power plus have several other healthy benefits. If you have a hard time concentrating or have ever suffered a concussion please consider adding these foods to your diet. Below I am going to go over the ingredients of the Actual Intelligence supplement incase you're interested. I absolutely love it and dont use a pre-work out anymore. I take this daily and use my Amino Hydro.
Actual Intelligence Breakdown
This peptide starts working immediately. It instantly provides a cognitive boost. Its also used to treat age related mental decline.
This amino acid is found in green tea. It transmits nerve impulses to the brain. It also helps prevent alzheimer's and boost the power of cancer drugs.
This a weight loss aid that boosts your energy and focus. It also helps prevent loss of muscle tissue and lean body tissue.
When fatty acid is broken down in certain plants it releases this chemical. It's used to treat alzeimer's. It increases acetylcholine, which is a chemical important for learning and memory function.
This stimulates your central nervous system while enhancing your memory and cognitive thinking. It also increases production in the hormones that allow you to perform under stress. It increases your pain threshold and decreases your perceived pain. This will allow you to train past your typical fatigue.
It comes from Chinese club moss. Its used to increase memory and improve learning ability. It prevents age related memory impairment. It will increase your mental awareness and boost your energy. It protects your nerves for agents that cause damage too.
This comes from bitter orange plant. Its a thermogenic used to improve mental focus. It also helps with concentration and increases energy levels.
So thats a simple breakdown of Actual Intelligence supplement. If you have any questions please email me. If you need help with a nutrition or fitness plan let me know. I hope you have a productive day!
Here's a link to the supplement. You can use code ginger for a discount.