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Nutrition For A Healthy Brain

NUT RITI ON FO R A HE ALT HY BRA IN T FOR Carbohydrate is digested/broken down to glucose, a sugar that our brains use for fuel, or energy. fact, the brain uses about 20% of all the carbohydrate that we eat. In Choline is used by the brain to make neu- rotransmitters and is important for overall well-being. A lot of people are not getting enough because they've The tw o ome- ga-3 fats that are very important for the brain, and that many been scared off of healthy tradi- tional foods like Canadians are not getting enough of, are DHA and EPA. eggs and liver. Think of DHA for structure, and EPA for function. Protein is digested/broken down into amino acids. Amino acids are used to make other proteins in the body like antibodies to fight infections, new skin & hair, red blood cells to give us energy and more. Amino acids are also used to make neurotransmit- ters. It's good to have a good source of protein at each meal and snack. GOURMET Sources: HEARTBEAT BEST GOURMET IHEARTBEAT RECIPES

Nutrition For A Healthy Brain

shared by arniekaye on May 03
The brain is like any other organ in the body, it needs good quality nutrition to be as healthy as it can be. It requires nutrients just like your heart, lungs or muscles do. The brain is sensitive to...


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