Pumpkin Seeds – enhance the memory, improve mood. They are rich in ZINC a valuable mineral vital for enhancing memory & thinking skills. Also, the seeds are full of stress-busting magnesium, B vitamins & tryptophan, which creates a good mood chemical Serotonin.
Blueberries – believed to maintain brain function & boost short-term memory. Studies also say that blueberries may also be very useful in managing anxiety & stress
Tomatoes – a powerful antioxidant that prohibits damage to the cells
Eggs – B vitamins: B6, B12, folic acid – attributed to causing less brain cell shrinkage. They also contain a nutrient called ‘choline’ thought to help cognitive performance & improve memory as we age
Blackberries – Vitamin C has long been thought to have the power to increase mental agility.
Broccoli – may help improve brainpower. It’s a great source of Vitamin K which is known to enhance cognitive function
Sage – has a reputation for improving concentration. Try it in your cooking.
Nuts – a good intake of Vitamin E which can lead to healthy brain cells, prevent cognitive decline & keep the blood sugar raised at a consistent level. Vitamin E is also found in leafy green veg, asparagus, olives, seeds, eggs, brown rice, whole grains.
EAT WELL! – The brain uses more energy than any other human organ – 20% of all our energy is used by the brain. FOOD IS FUEL: Fuel for the mind as well as the body and eating well promotes mental and physical wellbeing, stamina & equilibrium.
Your mind holds the key to you achieving and maintaining healthy weight management. You have the power and the ability to achieve the weight loss you desire & to maintain it.
However, we can all be so caught up with fulfilling our day-to-day commitments that we often don’t find the time to embrace what we want and acknowledge how our present attitudes and inner talk are preventing us achieving it.
To create positive & sustainable change it’s essential to:
Invest time in your emotional self
Focus on what you want (rather than what you don’t want)
Consciously create a positive self-image
Raise your awareness of the negative language you are using towards yourself and re-script it
By investing in the above you are creating powerful ways of re-programming the ‘self-sabotage’ button and shedding those pounds permanently!
Gillian Dalgliesh is a Personal Change Expert, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Stress Management Consultant & Motivational Speaker. Based in the UK, Gillian works globally, online & in person, with private clients & corporates. For more information or to make an appointment, please visit her website www.gilliandalgliesh.com or call +44 7593 082 349
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