Can your food choices impact your brain?
I cannot tell people enough how important your food choices are when it comes to your mental health.
A. A High-Fructose diet feeds pathogens in your gut, which allows them to overtake beneficial bacteria.
B. Sugar suppresses activity of a key growth hormone in your brain.
C. Sugar consumption also triggers chemical reactions in your body that promote inflammation.
D. Sugar also contributes to insulin and leptin resistance.
E. Side effects of aspartame consumption and other artificial sweetener/ingredients include depression and panic attacks.
A food that enhances your mood you may ask ?
Protein! A high-quality source of protein like eggs, cheese or almonds helps to keep your blood sugar levels steady which enhances your energy and mood.
Try this recipe to increase your protein for the day…
3tbsp unsweetened applesauce
2 egg whites
3/4 cup old fashioned oats
1 scoop vanilla protein powder
1/2 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
1. Beat eggs and egg whites
2. Mix in applesauce, cinnamon, vanilla, oats & protein powder.
3. Place skillet on low heat
4. Make 5 protein pancakes
Nutrition Facts: “per pancake”
Total Fat: 2g
Total Carbs: 10g
Total Protein: 9g
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