A staggering number of children and adults have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) in The United States in recent years. According the the CDC, 11% of children in the age range from 4 to 11 are suffering from this issues and it’s symptoms on a regular basis. What do these numbers mean to the average individual reading through an article? These statistics are in direct proportion to the growing number of fast food chains and hazardous chemicals being injected into our food.
Dr. Daniel Amen wants to tackle these issues head on and give us practical solutions to the problems plaguing our lives today. Whole foods, fresh fruits, organic vegetables and lean meats need to be at the top of our menu. These brain healthy food choices will give us the nutritional framework in which to build our mind back up again!
The brain is 80% water and needs to frequently be re-hydrated in order to perform optimally and efficiently. As a rule of thumb, divide your current body weight by 2 and try to consume that much water on a daily basis. We know, it’s hard!
The matter that makes up the brain is upwards of 60% fat and needs an abundance of healthy minerals in which to grow. Healthy fats from organic nuts, olive oil, coconut oil, and almonds will give you the building blocks in which to create an empowered mind!
Lean meat contains the protein that our body needs to repair itself. When we give it healthy protein, it’s like sending medics onto the battlefield!