There’s nothing we love more than feeding our brain the nutrients it needs for the best brain health possible. While we love our Liveli brain health supplements, we also believe health involves more than what vitamins we’re taking –– it’s what we’re eating, drinking, and thinking, too. While The Wave has covered our favorite foods for brain health before, we want to give you one of our favorite recipes straight from Dr. James to boost your neural-nutrients.
If you're familiar with our story, you'll know that Dr. James used nutrition to reintroduce the nutrients his brain needed to recover after his brain tumor. He viewed food as its own form of medicine, and didn't underestimate how effective each food his body consumed could improve his brain's overall health on its path to recovery. So, straight from the Doctor himself –– Dr. James' Brain Boosting Smoothie.
Dr. James' Brain Boosting Smoothie
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 tbsp chia seeds
1/2 large avocado
1 packet Sambazon açaí
3/4 cup Siggi's vanilla yogurt
1 cup almond milk
2 scoops ice
Combine ingredients in blender and blend until desired smoothness. Add shredded coconut and blueberries to garnish.
Why are these foods so good for your brain?
Blueberries are a noteworthy ingredient for all things brain-health. They provide relief for oxidative stress and are known to be helpful towards Alzheimer's and dementia prevention.
Avocados are helpful towards lowering blood pressure, and because hypertension is a risk towards decline in cognitive abilities, these fruits (yes, they’re a fruit!) aren’t just tasty and trendy, but an unsung hero for brain health.
On top of their excellent antioxidant properties, Chia Seeds include Omega-3 ALA which the brain uses to create DHA fatty acids (essential to brain health, and included in our Restore Dayli formula).
Also packed with antioxidants that benefit the brain, heart, and our overall wellness are açaí berries. We love Sambazon's frozen açaí puree packs for a quick add of superfruit to our smoothies.
We love adding Siggi's Yogurt for a boost of Calcium and Vitamin D.
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