As we shift back to face-to-face work or classes and post-pandemic life, many of us want to be prepared and ready, especially when it comes to our health. We want to be protected from disease, but also, many students and professionals may want to be energized and healthy enough to work outside once more. One way we can make this new change is by focusing on what we eat. When it comes to food and our health, it’s not uncommon to hear the phrase “you are what you eat.” The food and drinks we consume—whether it be lechon, salad, fruit shakes, or even just regular tapsilog—are broken down in our bodies as different nutrients, which are used to power up the different organs of our body, each with different purposes.
Of course, one of the most important body parts we have is our brain. Together, it works with our heart to literally keep us alive – as the heart pumps blood throughout our body, the brain sends signals to different body systems to perform the functions we need. The brain helps to provide energy to our body, move our muscles, remember information, and even digest food. It’s also the headquarters of our emotions – different chemicals called neurotransmitters help us form emotions we know as happiness, sadness, and even stress.
With this, it’s important that we feed our brain healthy food that can strengthen us mentally. According to BBC Good Food, carbohydrates from foods such as rice and bread give our brain the energy it needs to function, especially since it takes up 20% of our energy taken from glucose. Vitamins, especially Vitamins B, C, D, and E are also essential to maintaining our normal brain functions and forming nerves. These will also better protect us from brain-related illnesses as we age. Harvard Health also mentions that antioxidants are important to keeping our brain healthy and protecting it from oxidative stress from free radicals. Free radicals are molecules produced from regular body processes, which when not removed, can damage cells and increase our risk to diseases like Alzheimer’s disease, diabetes, and heart disease. We can find all these in a healthy diet with foods such as whole grains, fruits and vegetables, and fish.
Food supplements such as Organique Acai Premium Blend can also be an important part of this diet. It is full of anthocyanins and vitamins that can both help protect your brain and your immune system. Anthocyanins are an antioxidant that can help reduce inflammation in the body, including the brain, and can also fight free radicals. To get our brains ready, we must support them with both nutritious food and food supplements that can both energize us and protect our health!
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