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”
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.
And as we get older we have to take more care, but yeah we’re allowed a cheat day jaja
Ok course! I’m so glad you’re reading and we get to talk!