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