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Unclutter Your Brain 1: Nutrition and Intelligence. High vs. Low Fats and Brainpower. Can Foods Make Us More or Less Smart?

October 8, 2009

Upcoming Book by MIchael Gonzalez-Wallace "Super Body, Super Brain" will offer a nutrition guide for Super Brain and Super Joints Foods.

Knowledge is power.  The more we know, the better for our health and our brains.

Can Exercise make us Intelligent?  Is that possible?  Can eating the right foods make us smarter?  Are we insane? Not too long ago, those challenging questions had a clear answer: It doesn’t matter!  Well I have spectacular news for you!  IT  DOES  MATTER!   Different scientists in several continents are shedding some light on two of the most controversial topics in Health and Fitness, Can exercise and nutrition make us live longer, and also, can they help with our intelligence?

TECHNOLOGY ADVANCES AND SO DOES BRAIN SCIENCE AND FITNESS.  SPECTACULAR NEWS FOR YOU!

Life is flying by, and technology is with us, as seen by an explosion of Ipods, Iphones, Videogames and other gadgets. These  gadgets are influencing how we live today and the danger and challenge that future generations are facing.  Brain Science and Fitness are seeing the same explosion: we are wondering about the incredible potential we have as human beings to extend our lives, and improve the quality of life of everyone around us.  Knowledge is power.  The more we know, the better for our health and our brains.

SCIENTISTS STUDYING THE EFFECTS OF EXERCISE AND NUTRITION ON BRAIN POWER

I would like to mention the work of a remarkable scientist:  Fernando Gomez-Pinilla PhD., Professor of Neurosurgery and Physiological Science from UCLA  has researched the effects of eating unhealthy foods,  foods based in high fats, on our intelligence:  According to Professor Pinilla  Diet, exercise and sleep have the potential to alter our brain health and mental function.  This raises the exciting possibility that changes in diet are a viable strategy for enhancing cognitive abilities, protecting the brain from damage and counteracting the effects of aging.”  This is incredible, I will say! 

If you want to read more about this remarkable scientist please click here

BDNF, “THE CELEBRATED PROTEIN IN OUR BRAINS”

Brain Derived Neurotrophic Factor has been in the news, referred to as the “Celebrated Protein” in our brain. BDNF is a member of the “neurotrophin” family of growth factors – which are related to the  “Nerve Growth Factor”. Studies are showing how exercise increases levels of BDNF and that makes us smarter. Clinical studies showed how exercise and nutrition play a critical role in our intelligence . The process is simple: eating healthy  foods increases the level of BDNF and eating foods high in fats destroys levels of BDNF.

GOOD FOODS FOR THE BRAIN: Antioxidants, low fats, low sodium, (blueberries, strawberries, salmon, walnuts, yoghurt, apple, asparagus) and more!

BAD FOODS FOR THE BRAIN: High fats, high sugars: nicotine, alcohol (excess), sodas high in sugars, candy, meals with high fats (especially greasy foods), processed foods (most of them)doughnuts, scones, and more!

A whole Nutrition and Recipe plan will be provided with the Upcoming Book “Super Body, Super Brain”

Upcoming Book by Michael Gonzalez-Wallace: Release Date, April 27th 2010
2 Comments leave one →
  1. March 20, 2010 8:48 am

    I have read some posts and i am going to add this blog to my RSS feed reader

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