Primed Brain Food
The most important nutrient for the brain is fat because the brain is actually made up of fat (it is the body’s fattiest organ – 60 to 65 percent of it is made up of fatlike substances). The problem is, if we eat a lot of unhealthy fats and refined carbohydrates, we end up with an unhealthy brain.
Fats that support brain health are found in foods like olive oil, coconut oil, nuts, and avocados.
Omega 3 essential fatty acids found in seafood are ideal too. Other great brain food includes berries, eggs (yes, eat the yolks) and complex carbohydrates (green vegetables being the best variety).
Unfortunately there are”food like substances” or carbage or “disease agents” that harm your brain. I believe these things fall into that category:
- GMO soy ( a little femented soy is ok);
- TOXIC veg oil;
- Most grains (are poisoned with Round Up/glyphosate before harvest);
- Sugar, Sugarade (why does Gatorade DUMP veg oil in their sugar drink and market it to children?), energy drinks (should be called moron drinks);
- Low fat anything (also called chemical shit storm);
- Other HIGHLY processed packet food garbage (please learn to read your labels); and
- Highly processed meat type thingy such as SPAM. Sorry, but this one is not food!
Once you start eating and enjoying real food with real flavor you will want more.
For better brain functioning avoid trans-fatty acids found in nearly all processed foods, vegetable oils and fried foods. A great dish to enjoy for brain health is Primed Kinilaw with Extra Vegetables and Avodado
Primed Vegetarian Kinilaw Salad. A super healthy, delicious and versatile dish.
This dish is great as is. Or add Primed Guacamole (recipe to be posted on Friday), fresh avocado, quality fresh seafood or even canned sardines, salmon or tuna. Canned fish should never in heart attack and stroke inducing vegetable oil please. Just water or olive oil.
Cucumber – 2 or 3 cubed so as not too small
Capsicum – 2 or 3 (optional)
Ginger, garlic and onion – the more the merrier, minced (cut into small pieces)
Tomatoes – 3 or 4 using the outer flesh only (use the center for soup)
Olive Oil – anything from 4 to 8 tablespoons (I like it saucy)
Lemon juice – 4 squeezed lemons that you then freeze and grate in other dishes later on
Apple Cider Vinegar – 4 to 6 tablespoons
Himalayan salt and pepper
1. Wash and then cut your vegetables.
2. Put your onion, garlic and ginger in a large bowl. Then add your olive oil, apple cider vinegar and lemon juice. Stir. Then add your cucumber.
3. Then add your tomato and optional capsicum, chilis and maybe zucchini.
4. Then cover and place in the fridge. This dish can be eaten immediately or even up to 3 days later.
1. After preparing your Primed Vegetable Kinilaw Saladyou can add quality canned salmon, tuna in water (never veg/seed oil) or even sardines. You can also add fresh seafood as you wish.
2. I loved adding zucchini noodles with my dish.
3. Kinilaw also rocks with avocado.
4. Now you can make a big batch and store it in the fridge for your work lunch box or other meals.