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Tag Archives: Healthy Eating

Food for thought…

6 Sep

 

For some September marks the beginning of a new year. And with a new year, a new diet is usually in the works. With schools reopening, and new ventures being sought, it’s important to make sure that your brain is happy and functioning the way that you need it to. Diet plays a huge role in the way your brain Processes all of your thoughts, keeps them in order, and effectively accomplishes them.

“The brain is an extremely metabolically active organ, making it a very hungry one, and a picky eater at that. It’s becoming pretty clear in research labs around the country that the right food, or the natural neurochemicals that they contain, can enhance mental capabilities—help you concentrate, tune sensorimotor skills, keep you motivated, magnify memory, speed reaction times, defuse stress, perhaps even prevent brain aging.” (http://www.psychologytoday.com)

Here is a list of brain foods that will keep that “picky eater” happy and healthy…

 

Avocados

 

Blueberries

 

Broccoli

 

Dark Chocolate

 

Coffee

 

Egg Yolks

 

Flax Seeds

 

Mixed Nuts

 

Salmon

 

Whole Grains

Now that doesn’t sound so bad does it?

If you have any questions about the above listed brain healthy foods, please feel free to leave a comment or email me at simplyhershey@gmail.com.

Mmm take a bite out of that!

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Energy is an Eternal Delight!

19 Jul

Energy is a very special commodity. Without it we can do nothing. Sometimes we need a little boost to keep us going. Vitamin B12 can be our answer.

B12 in a nutshell, creates red blood cells and keeps our nervous system healthy. It is needed to absorb folic acid and helps us to release energy. B12 can be taken in a pill form, liquid form, or you can get it from your choice of foods. B12 is naturally found in animal products, including fish, meat, poultry, eggs, milk, and milk products. Some breakfast cereals are fortified with B12.

This is great to know because too often I find myself running low on energy especially when it comes to having a busy schedule.

Here are some foods that are rich in B12…

Fish and Shellfish with (cooked) Clams being at the top of the list

 

Beef Liver

 

Oatmeal

 

Cheese overall, But Swiss Cheese in particular

 

Eggs

Mmm take a bite out of that!

 

For more Clam recipes take a look at I’ve Got Clams on My Mind.