01 Feb

Nutrition for Mental Acuity

Experiencing yet another mid-afternoon slump?

Feel like you HAVE to have another cup of coffee or other caffeinated beverage?

If you eat a typical American breakfast then chances are this is you. After enjoying your cup of orange juice, bagel with cream cheese and if you’re lucky, some protein you experience a huge serotonin spike that will make you feel REALLY good… temporarily, until you crash.

“The first thing you put in your mouth in the morning…provided it is food…dictates all neurotransmitters for the whole day.” - Charles Poliquin.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. This is particularly important if attention span, and concentration are crucial for your performance.

To help our clients avoid this pitfall and enjoy great mental acuity and energy throughout the day we recommend the following:

  • Wake up and get your body going by drinking 16-20oz of water. If you wish, you can add himalayan sea salt and fresh squeezed lime for additional benefits.
  • Enjoy a protein and fat heavy breakfast. A protein and fat breakfast raises both dopamine and acetylcholine, the two most important neurotransmitters for focus and drive. The protein allows for a slow and steady rise in blood sugar. The fat that allows the blood sugar to remain stable for an extended period of time.

A paradigm shift on how you view breakfast can go a long way to aid in your mental acuity throughout the day.

To speak with one of our health and fitness consultants to see what this might look like for you given your unique circumstances, click the link below.


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