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Unlock your mind, naturally
How to: unlock your mind
Performing at your peak can never happen with a mind that is foggy and a brain that is fatigued. Unlock your potential with brain-nourishing foods, supplements and lifestyle hacks. Break afternoon slumps and creative blocks by taking care of the mind so you can stay focused all day long.
Feed your brain
Your brain uses around 20% of your daily calories and has the potential to run both on glucose and ketone bodies. For the cells and chemical messengers in your brain to fire optimally they need the right nutrients, low inflammation and enough fuel. Train your brain to become metabolically flexible using both ketone bodies and glucose for fuel.
Using ketones as brain fuel produces more energy per oxygen molecule as well as increasing the amount of mitochondria, the energy powerhouses, in brain cells. Ketones produce fewer oxidative species which accelerate aging and chronic diseases in the brain. By having a diet higher in healthy, ancestral fats and lower in refined carbohydrates your body will switch over to burning ketones in favour of glucose. To do this the first steps are to give up the deadly three.
- Industrialised seed oil - canola, sunflower, safflower, rape seed and soybean oil
- Refined sugar - including hidden sugars in sauces, soups and cereals
- Refined grains - white and wholewheat bread and pasta, biscuits, crackers and cereals
Next step is to fill your diet with anti-inflammatory and ancestral based fats, plenty of colourful vegetables and well-raised and organic protein. Focus especially on including brain foods.
Top brain foods
Omega 3 fatty acids from wild caught oily fish, hemp, chia and flax seeds and walnuts and their oils
Medium chain triglycerides derived from coconut oil
Wild plant foods especially dark leafy greens and brightly coloured vegetables
Dark coloured fruits and plants especially blueberries, red grapes and dark chocolate
Fermented foods and pre and probiotics to promote beneficial gut bacteria,
Lifestyle hacks for the brain
Just like you train your muscles at the gym it's important to train the brain. By including these lifestyle practices into your routine you will help reduce inflammation, create new neural pathways and spark creative flow within the mind.
- regular meditation practice
- intermittent fasting
- learning a new skill such as juggling, musical instrument or language
- regular aerobic exercise and daily movement
The raw cacao super blend contains a five medicinal mushroom mix. These mushrooms are known to enhance cognitive performance through fighting oxidative stress and providing essential brain nutrients such as B vitamins.
The addition of the MCT oil powder acts as a direct fuel for the brain and can help the body kick in to a state of ketosis.
Finally the raw cacao powder is a powerful antioxidant known to reduce neuro-inflammation and stimulate the mind similar to coffee.
Add a scoop of coconut and vanilla Superblend to your morning black coffee or nutrient packed green smoothie.
The healthy fats from coconut and MCT oil keep you feeling fuller for longer, which means no cravings and less snacking. Experience a clear mind and rational decision making by stabilising your blood sugar levels.
The use of stevia and natural vanilla powder gives your drink a sweet delicious flavour without any added sugar.
The rewire herbal infusion is perfect to start your long work day, or to focus the mind in the late hours. Each ingredient was included due to its positive benefits on the mind
Chamomile acts as a mild sedative to kick that unproductive anxiety so you can focus on the task at hand.
Bacopa is neuroprotective so your brain stays young
Licorice may act as a protector against neuro degenerative diseases
Tulsi allows us to make better decisions by controlling our stress response
Peppermint is a memory enhancer
Fennel is a strong antioxidant and may even improve memory.