Super Foods for Super Minds
Updated: Oct 19
Now, what is food? A multiple choice question:
a) mood booster
b) stress reliever
Depending on the situation, it’s all 3 at once, of course. However, when you actually think about those midday lunches in broader terms, it all comes down to only one thing - food is nothing else but fuel and a building material for our body.
It makes perfect sense that for the best performance we need premium fuel in other words proper, high-quality nutrition to make our body system function at the top of its ability, pleasing you with everyday progress in your workout sessions, at work and personal life.
Our food has the direct impact on the structure and performance of our brain. How? Despite the fact that brain accounts for only 2% of the body weight it consumes 20% of energy. Moreover, relative abundance of specific nutrients also affects cognitive processes and our emotions as well. Why? If digestive system has some time off when you sleep or fast, then you brain, which controls every single aspect of our lives is always on, using energy despite what, when and how you fuel it.
Want to be creative, smart and witty? The Jar Healthy Vending has a not-so-secret formula for you - eat high-quality foods rich in minerals and antioxidants, which nourish the brain and protect it from oxidative stress.
In previous series of The Jar Essentials we already covered how important are probiotics and prebiotics in your diet.
About 95% of serotonin - a happy hormone - is produced in gastrointestinal tract, which is lined with millions of neurons and nerve cells controlling and guiding your emotions, daily! According to some very legit studies, probiotics change the processing of information in the gut that is linked to anxiety and depression.
To make sure your mood is always under control, get a healthy yoghurt for a quick snack or a highly-nutritious Kombucha from The Jarr to boost your performance and make you a little bit smarter too.
Did you know that approximately 60% of the brain is made up of Omega-3 fats with DHA, which are found in olive oil and oily fish? This explains why fish is always at the foundation of the healthy nutrition pyramid. Omega 3 and 6 are absolutely crucial for the maintenance of cell membranes.
When we think about the top foods for the brain, fatty fish such as salmon usually comes out first. However, nuts are a very good source too. Try Hazelnut Praline with Reishi from Pollen and Grace to get that swift cognitive boost.
Glucose also forms the building blocks of carbos and plays a role in the production of serotonin in the brain. Another important factor for healthy body and mood as well. hy sources of carbohydrates that are broken down by the body into glucose and then transformed by our brain into maximum productivity. Without an adequate supply of glucose, which forms building blocks of carbs, the brain cannot function correctly.
Support your brain and boost your alertness, memory and mood by strategically including those special foods always available for you in The Jar Healthy Vending machines!