I read this article about the new dietary guidelines, later I read another article about how nutrition is important during brain injury rehabilitation. As I read, the author said your brain needs nutrients to heal and I didn’t think much of that at first, I hadn’t really thought a lot about that. But, then I remembered, I started remembering more stuff as I started to eat again. Eating again not only helped my start talking again and start gaining weight, but it did help my thoughts and my memory. I started having more concrete thoughts, started retaining some thoughts better and have better memory. Some types of food are memory enhancers. So it is true, food does play a very important part in having a healthy brain.

Because of this realization, I went back to the other article and read the new dietary guidelines. I was worried before I read it, what if everything I eat is wrong? But no, I think i’m OK there. I don’t eat too much sugar, or salt and I don’t drink. I think my problem would be with cheeseburgers but I don’t think that has reached a dangerous point yet. I already drink a lot of water, but maybe a little more would be better and I guess a little less soda, but I already went through that this summer. I’m not ready for that yet.

Here are the new dietary guidelines for those of you who are interested: New U.S. dietary guidelines

And here is the article about the role of nutrition in Brain Injury rehabilitation: Nutrition for Brain Injury rehab



2 thoughts on “Food to remember

  1. I totally agree, eating right is very important. I had a doctor who used to tell me that sugar was poison and I used laugh in his face. But he was right. Too much salt is not good either and drinking is not such a great idea. Regarding the cheeseburgers, eating one once in a while is not bad. I mean, we don’t have to go to extremes, right? We deserve to indulge ourselves once in a while.

    I’ve never been a blog reader, but I’m really enjoying yours. Thank you, Kiki for inspiring me and for reminding me of what’s really important in life.



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