Eat Right, Stay Smart
Updated: May 27, 2021
What you choose to feed your body with affects more than the scale and how your clothes fit. Everything from your bone density to your memory is supported by what you put on your plate. When it comes to your brain health, the foods you eat have direct impact.
Ketogenic diet boosts brain health and reduces your risk of dementia in particular !
Our Comfort Keto recipes are all ketogenic and focus on eating primarily:
Plenty of vegetables, seafood, nuts, seeds, hormon- and antibiotic-free red meats, poultry, eggs, good oils (olive oil, avocado oil, coconut oil, lard, butter, cream), berries.
We strictly avoid processed foods, food coloring, pesticides, gmo's, chemical preservatives, refined grains, industrially produced vegetable oils and definetly added sugar-loaded foods.
Research has found the ketogenic diet has a slew of health benefits, like improving heart health, aiding with weight management, and supporting brain function.
Here are the MIND foods we highly recommend and always use in our Comfort Keto recipes:
Green leafy vegetables
We recommend consuming foods high in folate, such as leafy greens, broccoli, and Brussels sprouts, because they help reduce homocysteine levels, an amino acid that has been linked to brain atrophy and an increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease.
Coffee or Tea
Coffee and green tea both contain
caffeine, which has been shown to improve cognitive function by helping to solidify memories. Tea and coffee can also help with short-term memory boosts. Just avoid adding sugar to your brew. Instead, either use stevia or monk fruit sweetener.
Poultry, like chicken or turkey, packed in
protein, choline, and iron, all of which support cognitive function.
Lemon and Lime
Lemon and lime juice is full of flavanone (plant-based compounds with antioxidant properties), which can improve blood flow to the brain, which in turn improves cognitive function. One study found that elderly people who eat citrus almost every day are 23% less likely to develop dementia.
Research shows omega-3 fatty acids may lower your risk of Alzheimer’s disease, thanks to their anti-inflammatory properties. Fatty fish, like salmon,
mackerel, trout, sardines or canned tuna, are rich in two of the three types of omega-three fatty acids (DHA and EPA). You can get the third type of omega-three fatty acids (ALA) from flaxseeds and other plant-based foods.
Eggs are high in choline, an essential nutrient that has been shown to reduce inflammation and bolster brain function by enabling optimum communication between brain cells.
Just be sure to eat the yolks!
Nuts are high in polyphenols, which have been shown to reduce a person’s risk of developing dementia.
Walnuts are a particularly smart pick. They contain ALA omega-3 fatty acids, which are especially good for brain function.
A low-carb diet that’s high in good fats like polyunsaturates and monounsaturates, including the ketogenic diet, can help support brain health.
Olive oil is rich in monounsaturated fatty acids, which can help protect the brain through their anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.
Research shows that the various plant compounds in berries—such as anthocyanins, caffeic acid, catechins, and quercetin—may help improve signaling pathways in the brain linked to inflammation, cell survival, neuronal communication, and neuroplasticity (the ability of the brain to adapt to changes).
Dark chocolate is full of antioxidants, flavonoids, and has a bit of caffeine as well. Just like berries, the antioxidants in dark chocolate can fight inflammation and improve cell signaling in the brain.
Aim for chocolate that contains at least 70% cocoa or higher.
Red wine is essentially fermented fruit
juice, meaning its packed with antioxidant-rich compounds, including favanols, resveratrol, catechins, and more. Research suggests these compounds can have anti-inflammatory benefits, but more studies are needed to truly understand wine’s potential for brain health.
Wine in moderation is delicious, but it’s important to limit your intake to one glass every 3-4 days—as too much alcohol is actually linked to an increased risk of dementia.
Let's Celebrate Spring in a Ketogenic Way!!!
During the peak of the pandemic, we served our repeat customers only! Now that Spring is here and the pandemic is under control, we decided to reboot! We are now accepting orders from "6" NEW CUSTOMERS from SAN JACINTO and HEMET area. The orders will be accepted on "first come, first served" basis.Please place your order for our chef prepared ketogenic menu of the week on our website at https://www.myketopal.com/comfort-keto-meals by Friday midnight in order to receive your weekly prepared keto meal package on following Monday!
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