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Nutrition for your mind -The Quick Guide

The brain is the headquarters of the body and contains more than 100 billion neurons as well as 1 trillion supporting cells ("glial cells")- on average.

Thus, the brain requires 20% of our oxygen and 50% of available glucose to do what it does. If this supply of glucose or oxygen is somehow interrupted - even for a short period of time (17 seconds) - the owner of that brain may experience unconsciousness , if interrupted for more than 5 minutes, -the proud owner will simply die.

But enough with the scary parts. We’ll Now look at simple ways to keep your brain working effectively throughout your day so that your productivity level will increase:


It is the most important meal of the day. We all know it, but do nothing. We’re too busy right? Well fine! here are some shortcuts.

Coffee in the morning is actually a good idea. Caffeine increases the capacity for mental and physical labor. However, this is short lived, with a demanding drop in energy levels just a few hours later.

Fruit is an excellent choice for slow digesting carbs- Most fruits contain sugar molecules that the body breaks down gradually, steadily releasing glucose to fuel the brain - so that we experience a fairly stable energy level for 2-4 hours.A bowl of bran-flakes mixed with fruit is even better to start the brain working.


It's time for a little protein boost. Fish is high in Omega-3 fatty acids, which builds gray matter and cell membranes. Reportedly, these fats can also help emotional balance and a positive attitude. Red meat is not always bad - it contains important minerals, vitamins and iron - but make sure your stake is lean and clean. Chicken breast is also a great source of lean protein. On the side - eat some carbs - the "good" type of-course: Vegetables, rice and even small amounts of pasta. Avoid fries and other oily hazards.


 A larger lunch is always better than a big dinner which might disrupt your sleep. A lighter meal before bed will lead to an easier and deeper sleep. Stick to a good breakfast and lunch to get keep you fed. Eat a small meal - an omelet, cottage cheese and salad - and end it there.


While eating food for the brain, it is important to keep hydrated. At least 80 ounces of FRESH WATER every day reduce stress hormones. Drinking non-caffeinated tea, like green tea, relaxes the brain and induces mental alertness. Avoid sugar-loaded juices and soft drinks -while soft drinks provide that quick boost of sugar, it won’t last and will lead to a substantial decline in mental energy later in the day.

Overall, what you may realize is your diet lacks many foods that stimulate mental growth and productivity. If you’re slow in the morning, there is definitely room for some nutritional change.

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