Brain Boosters

-- Salmon ..... B12(257%)/3oz, DHA (memory and learning).
-- New England Clam Chowder ..... B12(80%)/3oz -- Green Tea ..... Blocks formation of amyloid plaques in Alzheimer?s disease.
-- Computer Games ..... concentration, shifting from one mental task to another, and speed at which new information is processed. "It's the 'use it or lose it' phenomenon"
-- Supplements:
-- B12 ..... key to slowing the brain?s shrinkage and cognitive decline.
-- Omega-3 ..... At least 500mg per day. Improved school performance and higher test scores occurred in children whose diet was rich in omega 3. Deficiency may lead to memory dysfunction. Shown to reduce anxiety and depression. Human brain tissue is two thirds EPA and DHA. Mice without DHA in their diet had less ability to process sensory input and respond properly to noise stimuli. DHA improves memory and learning.
-- Vinpocetine ..... (Supplement only). Increases blood flow in the brain and ATP (adenosine triphosphate) which is the energy source for our cells.
-- Phosphatidylserine ..... slows memory loss and acts as an anti-aging substance by reducing cortisol in the body. Cortisol is produced when we are stressed.
-- Acetyl-L-Carnitine ..... helps reduce inflammation in the brain tissues and supports the energy production of the mitochondria.
-- Phosphatidylcholine or PC ..... shown to help learning and memory.
-- SAMe or S-adenosyl-methionine ..... helps alleviate anxiety and depression.

-- Trans and Saturated Fats ..... Diets high in trans and saturated fats have a negative effect on brain function.

<b?r> -- the lithium in tap water helps fight depression -- 1pm Nap. NASA reports an afternoon nap (between 1pm - 3pm) improves decision making ability by 50% and productivity by 35%. After a nap, the brain has greater alertness, improved memory retention, and an enhanced ability to think creatively and insightfully.
-- Calorie Restriction. Students that skipped lunch scored higher than those that had their lunch before the test.
-- Avoid Lack of Sleep. Many errors and accidents are caused by lack of sleep.