Discover how to eat to increase your energy levels, improve your mood, help you focus, and sharpen your memory. Includes 60 recipes that are all aimed at improving the health of your brain.
We all know that what we eat affects our general health, from weight loss or gain to improving flexibility of joints. But did you know that our diet has a direct impact on our brain, too? The gut and the brain are closely connected, which means that our food choices can affect our mental capacity and even our emotions.
In Nourish Your Brain, nutritionist Rika Keck reveals how this gut–brain link works and what foods to eat—and avoid—to maintain and improve the health of our brain for overall well-being. She then presents a collection of recipes to get you started on the way to feeding your brain with what it needs to function at its best. These recipes are for breakfast, lunch and dinner, sides and snacks, smoothies and elixirs, and desserts and treats. Also included is a food diary so you can monitor your diet and discover how different foods can support your energy, mood, and focus.
After an accomplished professional ballet career, Rika Keck (ACN, CMTA, FDN-P) established herself as an expert in sport-specific exercise, post-surgery rehabilitation, and posture correction. In 2006, she founded NY Integrated Health, LLC, a holistic nutrition, exercise, and wellness company. The mind-body philosophy of the company is founded on customized nutrition, exercise, and physiological stress management. Her extensive nutrition, health and chronic disease education bridges the gap from clinical nutrition to functional medicine and she has collaborated with like-minded physicians across the US. Rika is also an invited guest blogger on various health blogs where she shares her expertise on a variety of topics, and the author of Nourish, Heal, Thrive, a guide to living with Lyme disease. Visit her website at NYIntegratedHealth.com.