Do not judge and you will not be judged.
Forgive and you will be forgiven.
Give and it will be given to you.
Luke 6: 37-38

28 July 2012

Do you look after your brain?

It seems like a silly question but do you look after your brain? 
It appears that your brain is so complex and therefore needs to be fed properly! You may remember bits of your biology lessons at school. As far as I am concerned I had to do some research. I found a very good website where clear explanations were given.
To build brain cells you need fatty acids. Two kinds of fatty acids are considered
"essential," which means you must get these essential fatty acids (EFAs) from the food you eat.
Your body cannot manufacture them. 

The 1st essential fatty acid you need is Alpha-linolenic acid (ALA).
ALA is the foundation of the "omega-3" family of fatty acids. Food sources of omega-3 ALA include 
flax seeds,
chia seeds, 
sea vegetables, 
green leafy vegetables, 
and cold water fish like salmon,
mackerel and trout.

The 2nd essential fatty acid you need is Linoleic acid (LA).
LA is the foundation of the "omega-6" family of fatty acids.
Food sources of omega-6 LA include expeller cold-pressed sunflower, safflower, corn, and sesame oils.
I must say that I should eat more fish. I am not sure that I know what the chia seeds and the safflower are so I will need to do more research.
Have a blessed week-end and enjoy the sunshine! 



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