Over the past few weeks we looked at the impact of different food groups (carbohydrates, protein, fats and vitamins and minerals) on optimum brain function. One thing that stood out throughout this discussion is the fact that brain nutrition is not something that we can simply leave to chance. Eating whatever takes your fancy and hoping for the best is not an option for those who are serious about battling the symptoms of ADD/ADHD through powering up the brain in the most efficient and beneficial way possible!
The purpose of this week’s article is to summaries the things that we have learned about brain function and to emphasize some of the most important insights. This will hopefully provide you with a ‘big picture view’ of this vital topic. I am going to do my best not to enter into too much technical detail while presenting this ‘big picture’. This is why I am going to present the information in the form of the “Top 8 Nutrition Tips for Optimum Brain Function”:
1. Maintain Balance: The brain is the most complex organ in the human body. To think therefore that it can operate successfully on just one kind of ‘miracle substance’ is a fallacy! Your brain needs a huge variety of nutrients and vitamins and minerals to function properly. Do your best not to deprive it of that by concentrating too heavily on just one type of food or supplement.