#15 Tip to Build Brain Power
We all want to maintain our mental abilities for as long as possible. In fact, losing our memories is one of our major fears up there with public speaking. My goal in presenting these tips has been to present my sister and you, with easy tips for creating a healthy environment for your brain.
A healthy environment for your brain means there’s a lower risk of developing heartbreaking disorders like dementia and Alzheimer’s. In the past two weeks I’ve talked about a variety of things from eating more blueberries to taking a pet for a walk. All of them can be easily incorporated into your daily lives. Here is a recap of the last 14 tips:
- Play with words-Scrabble and Boggle
- Cuddle a pet and get a rush of oxytocin
- Take CoQ10
- Laugh often-watch funny movies, read funny stories
- Eat 1 cup of blueberries a day
- Practice mindful awareness while performing daily routines
- Daydream and use your imagination
- Avoid oils that destroy your brain
- Listen to Focus and Insight CD’s to harmonize the binaural beat
- Get tested for:
o Heavy metals
o Cholesterol and triglycerides
o C-reactive protein
- Drink two glasses of tart cherry juice a day
- Learn how to juggle
Today I’m going to suggest you add to your supplement arsenal by taking vitamin A. This super vitamin is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect brain cell membranes from free radical damage. If you live in the city, are a smoker, or experience second hand smoke, you’ll definitely want to add this vitamin to your regimen. Vitamin A actually neutralizes the harmful affects of both air pollution and cigarette smoke.
Vitamin A is involved in the growth and repair of body tissues so externally it helps us maintain smoother skin. I like the sound of that! Internally, vitamin A protects mucous membranes in the mouth, throat, stomach, digestive tract, lungs, vagina and uterus as well as the kidneys and bladder. What’s also important for brain health is its ability to encourage secretion of gastric juices. Juices that help break food down into fuel and nutrients.
There’s more! It helps maintain good eyesight…always a good thing for protecting your noggin! Point of interest: if you sit in front of a computer screen all day, you’ll need higher levels of vitamin A.
Finally vitamin A is vital for the synthesis of new RNA. If the body can’t create new RNA, cells begin to degenerate. We don’t want any of our cells, especially brain cells, to degenerate!
Get your vitamin A in a carotene form as this is safer then certain forms of vitamin A (fat-soluble), which in sufficient doses can be toxic to the liver.
- 1000-5000 RE daily in supplemental form-please visit your doctor if you have any concerns or questions.
- Once a week, carrot and apple juice (this is a bonus tip!)
Let me know who is adding these tips to their daily routine!
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