Whether you are a mum, a dad, a student or a CEO there has never been a greater time for Positive Mental Strength. We’ve got some top Mental Fitness Food Hacks for you to ensure optimal mental strength.
Over 90% of us are learning a new routine and that requires discipline, all things new and unknown require mental fitness and a positive mindset to succeed. We need to have a mentally fit mind if we are going to create a structure to our workday, home school our children, and heck, even set boundaries on how often we go to the pantry.
There are many factors to improving our positive mental fitness mindset – meditation, sleep, exercise, illnesses and even genetics…but there is one fundamental factor that influences all of these factors. It’s food and it’s nutrients. I would like you to consider the following
Meditation – how are we able to meditate, be present or mindful if we are on a sugar swing from picking up healthy-looking foods packed with hidden sugar
Sleep – whole real foods rich in protein like fish, grass-fed meats, dairy, cheese, legumes breakdown to an amino acid called tryptophan which is a precursor to our sleep hormone called melatonin
Exercise – ask yourself are you more like to exercise after a good night sleep and do you really feel like exercise after too much food or food that doesn’t make you feel strong, positive and energised?
Genetics – did you know that you should not let your genes affect your jean size or your mental resilience. Research is showing stronger links between a positive mindset and a healthy body and brain rather than looking at your genetic history. In other words, we can influence our genes by what we eat.
Does food affect my mood is no longer an unanswered question.
New research has shown for the first time that the part of the brain used for learning, memory and mental health is smaller in people with unhealthy diets. The results of the study by researchers at Deakin University and the Australian National University (ANU) suggest that older Australians with unhealthy diets have smaller hippocampi – the hippocampus is a part of the brain believed to be integral to learning, memory and mental health. It has also shown that older people with healthier diets have larger hippocampi. The professors of this study said that as the negative impact of unhealthy foods on the waistline of the population grows, so does the evidence suggesting that our brain health is also affected.
Where do you get started with feeding your brain for positive mental strength?