This article is not about weight-loss. It is about the type of food that you should be eating to get the best performance from your brain.
How It Works
The brain requires a slow and steady stream of glucose or blood sugar. This is supplied by food as you digest it. The glucose goes into your bloodstream and is pumped up to your brain by your heart.
The important factor is that the stream of glucose is slow and steady. This keeps the brain working at a high level. Just as an expensive car needs a high grade of petrol to keep it purring along. If it doesn’t get it, it starts to cough, splutter and even stop running. So your brain needs that slow, steady stream of glucose in order to work well and keep on working well. If it doesn’t it starts to give you problems.
The problems start when you eat the wrong types of food. Some foods, as you digest them, give a sudden surge of glucose and then it drops. Most people like these type of foods because the surge makes them feel good. They feel great, they are happy and they can think better. Then the surge fades away. They start to feel tired, downbeat and unable to handle pressure. They have a snack, usually something sweet and sugary. Another surge, followed by another big let down.
The types of foods that cause this problem are sugary, high calory, highly processed foods. If you eat biscuits, white bread, processed breakfast cereals, sweets, sugary desserts and other processed carbohydrates all day long, your blood sugar levels of glucose will go up and down. Your performance, energy level and mood go up and down to match your glucose levels. You will feel tired, depressed and miserable.
The remedy for all this is to follow a healthy diet. One which will give you the ability to handle stress, to work well and feel good all day, every day. You must eat food that gives a strong, steady stream of blood sugar. This will keep you energised, thinking good and feeling great all day long. No more tiredness, fuzzy thinking or downbeat feelings.
Get Started Today.
- Here is a list of foods that you should be eating.
- Salmon, trout, sardines, pilchards and other oily fish
- Oysters and mussels
- Walnuts and flaxseeds
- Barley, quinoa and bulgur
- Free-range eggs
- Broccoli, kale, watercress, rocket and spinach
- Dark chocolate (two squares only)
- Free-range chicken
- Green beans, peas lentils and sweetcorn
- Cocoa made with cinnamon and low-fat milk
- Brown rice and wholegrain bread
How many of them did you eat yesterday? If you would like to know more about this type of diet, It is called the G.I or Glyceamic Diet. Google it and find out more.