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.
We're living in a stressful time. COVID-19 has disrupted life as we know it, and some of us may be dealing with added fear and anxiety around the unknown and uncertainty about the disease. Whether you are concerned for your own health or the health of others, the stress can be overwhelming at times. As May is mental health awareness month, and O2 Living has partnered with the JCK Foundation, we want to share how we are managing our stress during this pandemic.