Diet for a Healthy Nervous System – Pt. 2
In Part 1 Samson Hodin introduced us to the best nutritional components for a healthy nervous system. Here he concludes with further invaluable tips and guides…
5. GO NUTS!
Walnut, almond, brazil, pistachio, hazelnut, macadamia, chestnut, pecan, peanut (nut butter). Seeds also have phenomenal nutritional profiles – pumpkin, sunflower, sesame, chia, flax, hemp, pine.
Snack on or add to meals e.g. chicken and cashew nuts.
Get those healthy fats in by introducing a big handful of mixed nuts and a few tablespoons of mixed seeds every day and change the types you use so you don’t eat the same ones all the time.
6. Drink plenty of mineral water
(more than 2 litres a day, roughly 50cl at a time), matcha green tea (I have 5 meals a day and a mug with each meal), herbal teas in between meal times are useful e.g. ginger, peppermint, rosehip hibiscus, chamomile, chai.
7. Cut out all junk food
Those nasty high sugar and fat concoctions may taste heavenly at the time of consumption but they will quickly mess everything up.
I’m talking about: pizza, biscuits, crisps, chocolate bars, popcorn, candy, fast food, most takeaway options, low fat dairy, donuts, almost all energy bars, cereal, pre prepared meal boxes, sandwiches, pastries, hot dogs, burgers, fajita wraps, chips etc etc.
Granola, bread, cow’s milk, legumes, beans, pasta, lentils, grains, oats, rice won’t do you any favours either, unless your genetics fully support regular feedings of those anti nutrient containing foods, or if you’re an athlete in need of additional calories from somewhere and have little to no alternatives.
8. Regular movement and dietary management reduce damage
Move your body, participate in athletic activities, find the type of exercise you enjoy most and DO IT.
If you are already active or very active then you will need to consider implementing raw fruit, frozen fruit, dried fruit, coconut water, raw honey, dark chocolate/cacao, maca powder, sheep and/or goat yoghurt, hard cheese (gouda, edam, parmesan), organic dark roasted coffee from Kenya, BCAA powder (amino acids), creatine monohydrate powder, green tea pills, and resveratrol into your diet.
Catechins, polyphenols, flavonoids, fibre, curcuminoids, antioxidants, omega 3, water, macronutrients, micronutrients and a whole host of other magical ingredients are found in herbs, vegetables, fruit, animal protein, herbal tea, water, nuts and seeds. This short list empowers you to feed the nervous system with everything it needs, and remove almost all toxins.
If being fidgety, dizzy, starving at random intervals, bloated, inflamed, sleep deprived, lazy and overweight is appealing to you, then by all means ignore this blog.
You will definitely have trouble making friends, being in relationships and progressing with work projects as you burp, fart, eat on the move at 100 mph, ignoring ingredients labels filled with preservatives, flavouring, colouring, stabilisers, gluten, wheat, lactose, and added sugars.
It’s much easier choosing whole foods which give you:
lasting strength, energy, vitality, hydration, well-being, resistance to disease, illness and injury; less pesticides, contaminants and pollutants; restful nights in bed; compliments from others about your hair, skin, nails, work success, relationships and physique.
Don’t let ignorance lead to irreversible mental and physical pain.
My day usually starts like this
On an empty stomach, an hour or two after waking up, I swirl bee pollen around in my mouth, then gargle it and keep it in my mouth for a couple of minutes before swallowing. I will typically drink a litre of water between waking and breakfast.
On most days, this includes a stir fry with a tablespoon of organic extra virgin coconut oil, 5 organic free range eggs, 5 organic chestnut mushrooms, 5 organic vine tomatoes, 100g organic spinach or kale, a pinch of salt, some black pepper, one high strength fish oil capsule from WHC Unocardio 100 and Vitamin D3, and a mug of organic matcha green tea powder.
Bear in mind that I am 25 years old, very active, 90kg, muscular and male. But whatever your goals and aims, you can adopt versions of this and be healthier and enjoy more vitality than ever.
Happy New Year to you all!
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