Keeping Wellness in Mind

Brain food and omega-3 fatty acids.

How many times have you heard the term "Brain Food," and underestimated its value?  Wellm studies over a vast span of time, have put us closer to the fact that grandpa knew what he meant when he said, "Take your cod liver oil." Or was that just my grandpa?  

Studies have shown that Omega-3 fatty acids, that we all know made the great salmon popular, can also improve learning and memory. Other foods that don't get the same shine as salmon, but contain a substantial amount of synaptic plasticity supporting fatty acids are kiwi fruit and walnuts!  So rock on vegans.

Omega-3 fatty acids fight against depression, schizophrenia, and dementia according to Gomez-Pinilla, a proud member of UCLA's Brain Research Institute.  And this is my humble (boasty) opinion that omega-3 fatty acids have been known to positively alter the behaviors associated with ADHD and Autism.  Science is still in the process of conducting more studies that support, what we hope to be one of the greatest breakthroughs in medical science.  

Below are foods containing Omega-3 Fatty Acids (highest listed first)

  • Flaxseed Oil
  • Dried Flaxseed 
  • Fish Oil (salmon)
  • Dried Chia Seeds
  • Radish Seeds
  • Ready to eat cereal
  • Walnuts
  • Fresh Basil
  • Dried Oregano
  • Ground Cloves
  • Grape Leaves
  • Dried Marjoram
  • Extremely crunchy Broccoli
  • Raw Oysters
  • Dried Spearmint
  • Kiwi Fruit

There are many others but this list could go on forever and a lot of these foods can be easily combined.  One of my favorite daily recipes is a warm bowl of oatmeal.  

Add a half can of coconut milk and millet seeds (Daddy puts millet in everything) to a pot of water and let it boil on low for about 20 minutes before you put your (non-instant oatmeal) in the pot to stir.  

When you have made your oatmeal consistency favorable to yourself, (I prefer it creamy like a porridge), and add a few flaxseeds, a few raisins, a few drops of unsulphured, Blackstrap Molasses, a pinch of nutmeg (I always use whole nutmeg that I ground down myself), and the best part....sweeten to taste (if you want sweet) with condensed sweetened milk or agave.

  1. Omega-3 Fatty Acids
  2. Thiamine
  3. Vitamin E
  4. Vitamin K
  5. Iron
  6. Potassium
  7. Calcium
  8. I'm sure I left something off, but you get it right?

You have just prepared a pot of super human powers, now remote viewing will be a breeze...we'll cover that in another blog.

Enjoy and Be Well.

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