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30 Day Healthy Brain Challenge: Day 29

Holy Guacamole!  Eat Some Avocado

Avocados are an extremely nutritious fruit providing potassium, fiber, B vitamins, vitamin C, protein, healthy fats and more.  Often overlooked in our diet, avocados also can help boost the brain.  Take a look at the following from Alzheimers.net to learn more about the brain boosting benefits of avocados and for some delicious recipes.

Alzheimers.net:  10 Avocado Recipes for Brain Health

Be sure to join the 30 Day Healthy Brain Challenge, complete each day’s activity and let us know your progress!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month and in recognition Solutions for Living is introducing the 30 Day Healthy Brain Challenge. We challenge you to complete these 30 simple activities and tips which when incorporated into your lifestyle can help improve memory, boost mental health, prevent brain injury and reduce cognitive decline.

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30 Day Healthy Brain Challenge: Day 26

Have a Handful of Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds, or pepitas, are full of healthy nutrients including protein, zinc, magnesium and Omega-3 fatty acids.  They are known to be helpful for your brain and can also help you have a better night’s sleep.  You can eat them as a snack, add to granola, bake with them and more.  Take a look at the following recipes care of Bon Appetit to help you find ways to incorporate these super-seeds into your diet.

Bon Appetit:  Pumpkins, These 30 Recipes Are Just Using You for Your Seeds

Be sure to join the 30 Day Healthy Brain Challenge, complete each day’s activity and let us know your progress!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month and in recognition Solutions for Living is introducing the 30 Day Healthy Brain Challenge. We challenge you to complete these 30 simple activities and tips which when incorporated into your lifestyle can help improve memory, boost mental health, prevent brain injury and reduce cognitive decline.

 

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30 Day Healthy Brain Challenge: Day 23

Eat Your Omega’s

Omega-3 fatty acids are known to be beneficial for the health of your brain as they can help to boost your mood, improve memory and reduce cognitive decline.  Fish, especially salmon, is very high in omega-3’s, but if you are not a fish eater don’t worry, there are alternate sources.  Take a look at the following from Reader’s Digest to learn about some other sources of this brain boosting fatty acid.

Reader’s Digest:  Dislike Fish? 7 Ways to Eat More Omega-3 Foods

Be sure to join the 30 Day Healthy Brain Challenge, complete each day’s activity and let us know your progress!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month and in recognition Solutions for Living is introducing the 30 Day Healthy Brain Challenge. We challenge you to complete these 30 simple activities and tips which when incorporated into your lifestyle can help improve memory, boost mental health, prevent brain injury and reduce cognitive decline.

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30 Day Healthy Brain Challenge: Day 20

Enjoy Some Blueberries

Blueberries can be enjoyed in many different ways — add a cup to your oatmeal, cereal, smoothie or simply enjoy them on their own.  These delicious berries pack of punch of vitamins and minerals, and antioxidants which are extremely beneficial to the health of your brain.  Learn more about how blueberries boost your brain in the following care of Registered Dietitian Shannon Crocker.

Shannon Crocker:  Should You Be Eating Blueberries for Your Brain?

Be sure to join the 30 Day Healthy Brain Challenge, complete each day’s activity and let us know your progress!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month and in recognition Solutions for Living is introducing the 30 Day Healthy Brain Challenge. We challenge you to complete these 30 simple activities and tips which when incorporated into your lifestyle can help improve memory, boost mental health, prevent brain injury and reduce cognitive decline.

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30 Day Healthy Brain Challenge: Day 17

Eat Your Beets!

This versatile veggie is available year-round and can be eaten in many ways.  Beets are very high in helpful vitamins, minerals, and nitrates which help increase blood flow to the brain.  We encourage you to add beets into your daily diet mix.

Learn more about the benefits of beets in the following care of Best Health Magazine.

Best Health Magazine:  Nutrition: Beets for the brain

Be sure to join the 30 Day Healthy Brain Challenge, complete each day’s activity and let us know your progress!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month and in recognition Solutions for Living is introducing the 30 Day Healthy Brain Challenge. We challenge you to complete these 30 simple activities and tips which when incorporated into your lifestyle can help improve memory, boost mental health, prevent brain injury and reduce cognitive decline.

 

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30 Day Healthy Brain Challenge: Day 14

Enjoy Some Chocolate

Great news, we’ve found an excuse to eat chocolate!  Check out the following care of WebMd that discusses a study linking regular (weekly) intake of this sweet treat to heightened mental skills such as verbal memory and more.  So, go ahead and indulge!

WebMD:  Can Eating Chocolate Improve Your Brain?

Be sure to join the 30 Day Healthy Brain Challenge, complete each day’s activity and let us know your progress!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month and in recognition Solutions for Living is introducing the 30 Day Healthy Brain Challenge. We challenge you to complete these 30 simple activities and tips which when incorporated into your lifestyle can help improve memory, boost mental health, prevent brain injury and reduce cognitive decline.

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30 Day Healthy Brain Challenge: Day 11

Cook With Coconut Oil

Coconut oil has often been used topically on the body for softer skin and hair, but also has many benefits when ingested. Not only does coconut oil add delicious flavor, it is said to help the body’s immune system, improve digestion, prevent heart disease, improve brain function and reduce cognitive decline. The following from Alzheimers.Net discusses how coconut oil effects the brain.

Alzheimers.Net:  Can Coconut Oil Prevent Alzheimer’s?

To learn how to incorporate coconut oil into your cooking, take a look at the following care of Whole Foods.

Whole Foods:  Cooking with Coconut Oil

Be sure to join the 30 Day Healthy Brain Challenge, complete each day’s activity and let us know your progress!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month and in recognition Solutions for Living is introducing the 30 Day Healthy Brain Challenge. We challenge you to complete these 30 simple activities and tips which when incorporated into your lifestyle can help improve memory, boost mental health, prevent brain injury and reduce cognitive decline.

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30 Day Healthy Brain Challenge: Day 8

Enjoy a Colourful Salad

Although his grammar was off, perhaps Popeye’s nutritional advice was right… “I’m strong to the finish cause I eats me spinach…”  And it’s not just spinach!  Kale, spinach, swiss chard and more can help boost your brain!  Check out the following from The Huffington Post discussing how leafy greens can improve cognition and mental ability as you age.

The Huffington Post:  How Leafy Greens May Protect The Brain From Aging

Need some salad inspiration?  Check out these delicious kale salad recipes and try one today!

Be sure to join the 30 Day Healthy Brain Challenge, complete each day’s activity and let us know your progress!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

June is Brain Injury Awareness Month and in recognition Solutions for Living is introducing the 30 Day Healthy Brain Challenge. We challenge you to complete these 30 simple activities and tips which when incorporated into your lifestyle can help improve memory, boost mental health, prevent brain injury and reduce cognitive decline.