Food with brains: this food makes your brain fit!


Small, but "great"

Although our brain makes up only two percent of our own body weight, it consumes 20 percent of the energy that we absorb every day. Because the brain can not store glucose (simple sugar), it constantly needs energy from the outside.

To stay mentally fit and focused, you should drink enough and have small meals five times a day. So the blood sugar level remains constant.

The good news: yes, we can support our brains!

Optimal for the brain are the so-called complex carbohydrates - you will find them for example in products from whole grains, in every grain, in pasta, legumes, as well as in vegetables and fruits. These foods are considered to be an optimal brain food, because their carbohydrates are slowly digested and the glucose is released evenly in small amounts to the blood.

Brain doping through fat and protein

Not only our muscles need protein, but also our brains. High-quality protein helps to build nerve cells and the "happiness hormone" serotonin and other messengers (adrenaline, etc.). Without messengers, our brain would not work; we would not remember anything. Therefore, you should often use milk and dairy products, lean meat, fish, legumes, walnuts and high-quality, domestic vegetable oils (eg linseed, safflower and hemp oil).

Pimp my brain

If you want to stay fit you should eat whole wheat, lots of fresh, green leafy vegetables like spinach, lettuce, cabbage, fennel and cucumbers. Here are vitamin B1, B6, folic acid and zinc in it. An extra serving of blueberries and grapes protects our synapses and also adopt the brain.

In traditional Chinese medicine, beets have always been considered as giving intelligence. In recent studies, they are being used as true fertilizers for the brain and are designed to prevent Alzheimer's. The spice turmeric should also have a positive effect. So grab some curries with vegetables or chicken. Enjoy the taste of India - and do something good for yourself and your brain!

Recipes:

Beet and turnip spread

Ingredients:

200 g boiled beets, 
50 g sunflower seeds (roasted and finely ground), 
2-3 teaspoons freshly grated horseradish, 
3 tsp apple cider vinegar, 
1-2 teaspoons lemon juice, 
1 tbsp chopped parsley, 
salt, pepper, 
a little linseed oil ( Caution: too much can be bitter - taste!)

Preparation:

Crush the cooked red beets and mix everything - except the chopped parsley - with a blender to a creamy consistency. Finally fold in the parsley and use as decoration.

Lens herb spread

Ingredients:

100 g lentils, 
250 g tofu or curd cheese, 
2 tablespoons sour cream, 
1 onion, 
marjoram, 
chives, 
salt, pepper.

Preparation:

Cook the lentils gently and puree with tofu or curd cheese and the spices. Roast the chopped onion and chill under the mixture. Season with salt and sour cream and sprinkle with chives. Roast onion and chill under the mixture. Season with salt and sour cream and sprinkle with chives.

Read also:
Eating at work: The Ideal Nutrition in the office
Why carbohydrates are not fatteners

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