When we think about nutrients and vitamins that are good for our brain, we tend to focus on omega-3s. But, we shouldn't overlook other vitamins and minerals that can help boost our brain power. One vitamin that has benefits for the brain is vitamin E. Below, we explore the benefits of vitamin E and foods high in vitamin E.
The best way to make sure you're getting your daily dose of vitamins is through a healthy and balanced diet. Below are foods that are high in vitamin E:
While a healthy, balanced diet rich in brain-boosting nutrients is important, it's key to remember that exercise, sleep and an overall healthy diet are all important to health and well-being. We all know that exercise can boost our mood (love those endorphins!), and it has been shown to improve cognitive functioning. Similarly, sleep is key to a healthy, functioning brain (sleep deprivation has been found to cause cognitive impairment similar to intoxication). In addition to a well-balanced diet, it's important to prioritize whole foods and limit processed foods.
Allergies... We certainly hear that word a lot today. It is estimated that 50 million Americans suffer with some form of allergy, placing it on the top of the list of medical ailments. So what actually causes allergies and why do allergies appear to be on the rise?
We all get stressed from time to time. These days it seems turning on the news, opening up social media or even visiting a grocery store can cause a lot of stress. Stress can be very hard on the body, and many of us are unaware to the imbalances and changes stress can have on us. Recent scientific studies have indicated that stress could be one of the main causes of many auto-immune diseases including cancer. Read our blog to learn more about how we're attempting self-care and stress management.