STRAWBERRIES // build a better brain
Sadly, it is very common that aging adults begin losing their memory and control over certain activities, muscles and limbs. This is due to either the natural or premature aging of their brain and nervous system.
Free radicals are the agents responsible for signs of aging because they have an adverse effect on both of these systems.
Due to the activity of free radicals, the brain tissues start degenerating and the nerves become weaker.
The vitamin C and the phytochemicals in strawberries neutralize the effects of these oxidants and rejuvenate the system. Also, strawberries are rich in iodine as well, which is very helpful for regulating the proper functioning of the brain and nervous system.
Potassium, which is found in significant quantities of strawberries, also has been linked to improved cognitive function by increasing the blood flow to the brain.
Research studies on students have shown that when potassium levels are high, concentration, memory and recall abilities seem to be strengthened in test-taking.
There is a good reason why strawberries and bananas are considered “brain food.”
Today’s recipe really can interest many groups; kiddos, students and us aging adults. Basically, if you are a living, breathing human, this recipe will benefit you.
Big in the food-stagram world currently is something delicious called “Nice Cream.” Nice Cream is basically healthy ice cream. The constant ingredient in Nice Cream is frozen bananas and the rest that goes in there is up to you! Imagine a thicker, prettier smoothie.
I personally enjoy these because if you know me well you know I love sorbet ice cream and have a mean sweet tooth and this version gets me further away from diabetes. They take no time to make and can really mix up your morning routine. OH and they’re good for you and your brain! Enjoy!
STRAWBERRY (N)ICE CREAM
3 frozen bananas
2 handfuls of raspberries
handful of blueberries
1 small beet
2 tbs chia seeds
2 tbs hemp seeds
2 tbs flax seed
1/4 cup almond milk
- Mix all above ingredients in either a food processor or blender
- Top with berries and chia seeds
56 days IMMUNE SYSTEM HEALTHY