Staying Sharp – Learn More about Brain Health

Keep Your Mind

Youthful and Sharp No

Matter Your Age

As you get older, you expect some changes to your health.

You might find yourself in need of bifocals to make it possible to see both near and far.

Or you may notice that you ask people to repeat what they’ve said more often, because your hearing just isn’t what it used to be.

Your joints may ache a little more. Your energy may be a little lower.

You can do things to combat all these little changes. But what do you do when your mind starts slipping?

Just like the rest of you, your brain is getting older. As it does, you could be facing some unpleasant changes. Your reflexes begin to slow down. You move a little slower. It takes you longer to remember things. Even worse, it’s more difficult to learn new things.

It can be downright embarrassing … if not outright scary.

What’s happening is shrinkage. As you age, your brain gets smaller. And as it gets smaller, the pathways used by neurons also shrink. This is why you have a harder time with so many things.

Fortunately, you can fight what’s happening in your brain. And one of the best tools for doing so is readily available at your local grocery store.

The Secret To a Youthful Mind –

Found at Your Local Supermarket

Scientists have known for some time that coconut oil has properties that help slow the progression of brain diseases like Alzheimer’s. There’s even anecdotal evidence that coconut oil can actually reverse some of the effects of that devastating disease.

But now evidence is mounting that coconut oil may be the secret to keeping your brain young and healthy. Not just to prevent disease, but also to keep the normal changes of aging at bay.

If you’re able to do that, you’ll move better, feel better, and think better … your whole life through.

A recent study conducted at the National Institute of Aging along with the University of Copenhagen showed that mice bred to have fast-aging brains fared better on a diet rich in coconut oil. The medium-chain triglycerides in coconut oil gave brain cells the fuel they needed to keep up with repairs and prevent early aging.

Coconut oil is a perfect source of healthy fat for your body. It helps to lower inflammation, and it supports your immune system. This all adds up to a healthier brain and a healthier body.

Even better, using coconut oil to preserve brain health is simple. It just takes one or two tablespoons of high quality coconut oil a day. The simplest way to get that is to add it to a breakfast smoothie. Try blending a banana, six frozen strawberries, two tablespoons of coconut oil, and a quarter cup of vanilla yogurt (check the labels and choose the one with the least amount of sugar) with a handful of ice. The resulting smoothie will be good for your brain, filling, and rich in a variety of nutrients you need.

Or create your own smoothie concoction. Just aim to keep it low in sugar and make sure to mix in the coconut oil.

You can also use coconut oil for cooking or even stir a teaspoon into your morning coffee in place of your usual cream.

Other Ways to Protect

Your Brain From Aging

When it comes to brain health, coconut oil is the gold standard. But you can do even more for your brain by combining daily coconut oil with some of the following brain boosters:

  • Eat an avocado—they’re another source of healthy fats that are good for your brain.
  • Drink coffee—studies show people who drink more coffee are at 65% lower risk for developing dementia.
  • Take your cod liver oil or a fish oil supplement—The DHA variety of omega-3 essential fatty acids are critical for good brain function.
  • Go for a walk—regular physical activity helps to grow new brain cells.
  • Take on a challenge—Anything that is mentally stimulating can help protect your brain from declines associated with aging. You might write a poem, do the crossword puzzle, take a class at the local community college, or even just read a book.

Your mind is your most precious asset. And your brain health affects your overall health in dramatic ways. Fortunately you can protect your brain from the ravages of aging. Best of all, it’s easy to do.

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