I spend a great deal of time harping about healthy food on Out of Bounds. Truth be told, I can be found preaching the same sermon on Self Help Daily as well. The thing is… we are, to a very GREAT extent, the sum total of what we put into our mouths day in and day out.
Consider the following Mental Fitness and Brain Health facts:
A recent study found that those who eat three servings or more of vegetables daily have a slower rate of cognitive decline as they age. If you aren’t currently getting enough vegetables each and every day, do yourself a huge favor and start today. Head off to the grocery store and fill your cart up with vegetables that appeal to you – fresh vegetables, if at all possible. Look for and try different recipes – don’t settle for the same two or three vegetables over and over again. Branch out!
Experts tell us that we should strive for as colorful a plate as possible. So, throw on some green vegetables, orange vegetables, red vegetables, and so on. They aren’t just vital to your physical health, they’re vital to your mental fitness as well.
Research at Vanderbilt University shows that drinking fruit or vegetable juice (any type) three times weekly can reduce your odds of getting Alzheimer’s disease by up to 76%. Seventy-six percent! We’d be total goobers to pass up such a delicious way to care for our brain. (For my review of Ocean Spray juices, click the link.)
Make a promise to yourself today that you’ll start paying more attention to what you put into your mouth. Hold each bite accountable for itself. Remember, what you feed your brain today determines how it’ll treat you tomorrow.
Make each moment count double,