‘Brain bread’ for optimal #brainhealth
When I got ME, my brain turned to moosh. All people with ME experience a substantial loss of physical or cognitive functioning, but there’s a spectrum of severity. I experienced severe cognitive dysfunction, to the extent that I had to give up my livelihood as a public health researcher. That’s the real reason I decamped to @lecordonbleulondon
: I couldn’t think clearly enough to do my job anymore!
Unfortunately, it took another 4yrs before I was diagnosed. A bewildering, turbulent time, characterised by instability and uncertainty. But in that interval, I got to live my passion for food and learned an entirely new, hugely rewarding skill set.👩🏻🍳✊ So that when I eventually discovered I had ME, I had not 1 but 2 hand grenades to lob at it:
💣 and culinary.
This bread recipe came out of that skill combo: the gastro nutritionist 🤣
With no less than 13(!!) brain-boosting ingredients, it’s also #glutenfree
, #grainfree #dairyfree
. And it’s got GREAT taste and texture – full of crispy, crackly, crunch, courtesy of a truck load of #activated
dried nuts + seeds.
Here’s its credentials:
🧠Flax, chia, walnuts, hemp – all 4 of the top plant-based sources of #omega3s
, to fight age-related cognitive decline & #dementia
🧠Pumpkin seeds + the chia again – tryptophan for better #mood
🧠Sunflower seeds + 🥑 oil – B vits to prevent memory decline
🧠A selection of #veggies
+ a teense 🍏 – #lowgi
, natural sugars for #brainfuel
, plus vitC, 1 of the body’s main antioxidants, to slow brain ageing
🧠Almonds + the flax again – vitE, yet more antioxidants to slow brain ageing
🧠Quinoa + almonds – choline, to make the neurotransmitter acetylcholine, crucial for memory & learning.
I share this recipe in my practice and at #freefrom
workshops with @benourishedbynature.
Whatever your current level of brain health and #cognitivefunction
, know that you have THE POWER to jump up several notches with the right foods!!💪💪
. . .
#loveyourfood #healthygourmet #brainbread #brainfood #moodfood #naturalbaking #bread #mecfs #healingfood #foodasmedicine #nourishtoflourish #instahealthyfood