Almonds – Natural, healthy ingredients.
Almonds are a potent brain food. They may also have a positive effect on memory function.
More benefits of almonds:
Reduce heart attack risk, lower bad cholesterol, protect artery walls from damage, helps build strong teeth and bones, provides healthy fats and helps in weight loss, lowers the rise of blood sugar and insulin after meals, helps provide good brain function, nourishes the nervous system and alkalize the body.
Why use buttermilk?
I love buttermilk because it contains probiotics that help with digestion as well as protein, B vitamins, calcium, zinc and phosphorous.
Here are some of the things the probiotics in buttermilk do to your body:
– Manufacture vitamins
– Improve digestion
– Boost immunity
– Manufacture nutrients
– Protect against cardiovascular diseases
– Protects against carcinogens
Whole wheat is a great source of fiber, which supports weight management and lowers the risk for metabolic syndrome and Type 2 diabetes. It helps reduce inflammation in the body and is a great source of B vitamins and minerals (iron, magnesium, phosphorous, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese and selenium).
Fact: Women who eat whole wheat weigh less. (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition)
Some of the greatest benefits of GROUND flaxseed comes from the Omega 3 and lignans (phytochemical) contained in them. The Omega 3 (ALA) helps support the heart and the brain, as well as inhibit tumor growth. Flaxseeds are the best plant based source of lignans.
Flaxseeds are great brain and heart food. They are great source of fiber and hence great for digestion and are anti-inflammatory.
Tip: 2 tbsp ground flaxseed may help cut hot flashes in 1/2.
This is one of my favorite foods. Oatmeal contains both soluble and insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber is great for its cancer fighting abilities (attacks certain bile acids, reducing their toxicity). Soluble fiber may help reduce LDL cholesterol. It slows down digestion of starch which helps prevent a sharp increase in blood sugar level.
Oatmeal may have cancer fighting properties, helps prevent heart disease, and helps in growth of bone, teeth and muscle.
Finally, oats are a good source of vitamin E, zinc, selenium, copper, iron, thiamine, manganese, and magnesium, as well as protein.
Important point to remember:
“What keeps your heart healthy also keeps the brain and mind operating smoothly.”