How to Take Back Control: What I’m Doing to Stay Healthy During this Time of Uncertainty That You Can Do Too
During times of uncertainty, it is essential that we carve out things that we can control so that we aren’t choosing unhealthy patterns of control.
Salmon is simply brain food (and delicious and super easy to cook!). It’s ratio of omega 3 to omega 6 essential fatty acids (EFAs) makes it anti-inflammatory. Reduced inflammation in the gut, reduces inflammation in the brain.
Water is the most essential “nutrient” that our brain needs to function properly. It is estimated that about 80% of the North American population suffers from energy loss due to minor dehydration. Even mild dehydration of just a body water loss of 1% (which can occur through routine daily activities) impairs cognitive performance, resulting in poor concentration, decreased reaction time, and short-term memory problems, as well as moodiness and anxiety. Depression and anxiety can both be induced through low levels of dehydration!