It has been proven that there are 10 essential nutrients needed for the brain to, not only function, but to help reverse diseases like MS, Parkinson’s and even Alzheimer’s. These nutrients are:
- B9 (Folate or Folic Acid)
- Vitamin D
These 10 nutrients are key in assisting neural pathways and keeping the central nervous system functioning properly. If we are deficient in any one of these nutrients, our cognitive abilities will likely suffer. In order to correct any deficiencies, it is important to consume all 10 of these nutrients daily. Here are two recipes that contain all 10 of these nutrients. By eating one (or both) of these every day, you will keep your brain healthy and thinking more clearly.
Brain Booster Burrito
1 piece Nori (sushi seaweed wrapper) [Iodine]
1/2 avocado [Omega-3]
1 organic free-range egg [B9, B12, Vitamin D]
1/4 onion sliced [Sulfur]
1/4 cup spinach [B6]
1/4 cup purple cabbage shredded [Magnesium/Antioxidants]
1/2 carrot shredded (optional)
1 tbsp. sesame oil [CoQ10]
dash of wheat-free tamari (optional)
Heat oil in pan over medium heat and gently sauté onion, spinach and cabbage until soft. Skootch veggies to the side and crack the egg in the pan, toss gently to scramble and turn heat off. Allow egg to just barely cook through in order to retain the nutrients. Lay the nori sheet out and place the cabbage/onion/spinach mixture along the center and then add the egg alongside. Add the carrot and the avocado and a dash of tamari (if desired) and roll up like a burrito. Top with home-made “rooster” sauce and enjoy!
If you prefer something on the sweeter side, here is a smoothie that contains all 10 brain boosting nutrients as well. Heck, pair the two recipes up on any given day and you will be skipping all the way to MENSA.
Brain Builder Smoothie
1 cup kefir (plain unsweetened) [B12, Iodine, Vitamin D]
1 cup frozen organic strawberries [CoQ10, Antioxidants, Iodine]
2 tbsp. chia seeds [Omega-3]
2-3 large leaves purple cabbage [Sulfur/Magnesium]
1/2 banana [B6]
1 tbsp. sunflower seeds or sunflower seed butter [B9]
Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender and enjoy!
These tasty recipes added to your week will help keep brain function optimal and keep you feeling energized and on your game.