Got Brain Fog? Eat This Salad for Lunch!

You walk into a room and forget why. After searching for 20 minutes you realize your keys have been in your pocket the whole time. You lose your train of thought, forget someone’s name moments after hearing it  find yourself stumbling over your words (or stumbling over furniture). You just feel…foggy.

We call this feeling brain fog.

We’ve all experienced it here and there. But what if brain fog lasts over an extended period of time? What if this is your “normal?” It might be time to examine your diet.

How diet contributes to brain fog

Your brain is by far the hardest working organ in your body. It needs a constant supply of calories and micro-nutrients to function, including a very specific cocktail of vitamins, minerals, essential fatty acids and amino acids.

A healthy diet full of protein and healthy fruits and vegetables provide all these things and more, energizing the body and mind to work at its best. (There’s a reason you feel a good sort of buzz after eating a kale salad and blueberries.) A diet high in unhealthy simple carbohydrates and sugars, on the other hand, does the exact opposite.

Unhealthy foods negatively affect the brain on a cellular level, altering levels of the hormones and neurotransmitters that regulate things like our mood, energy levels and focus.

Got Brain Fog? Eat This Salad for Lunch!

 

Struggling with brain fog? Eat this for lunch.

A diet rich in essential fatty acids, antioxidants and a wide variety of vitamins and minerals supplies our brain with the fuel it needs to stay focused. Each of these elements plays a key role:

Ingredients like avocados, beets, broccoli, tomatoes and leafy vegetables carry all of these and more, helping the body and mind run smoothly. So, if you’re facing brain fog, you might want to consider a lunch like this.

Yields 2 servings

Brain Power Salad

5 minPrep Time

5 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

    For the Dressing
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1.5 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • For the Salad
  • 3 cups baby spinach leaves
  • 3 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 4 scallions, chopped
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 avocado, sliced
  • 8 strawberries, quartered
  • 3 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • 1 tablespoon hemp seeds

Instructions

  1. Whisk the dressing ingredients together, then chop, assemble, mix and enjoy the rush of energy that comes with all these yummy ingredients!
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47 comments

Ingrid A
Past Member 17 days ago

thanks very much

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Paulo R
Paulo R20 days ago

ty

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Glennis W
Glennis W21 days ago

Informative Thank you for caring and sharing

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Glennis W
Glennis W21 days ago

Thank you for caring and sharing

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Glennis W
Glennis W21 days ago

Great info Thank you for caring and sharing

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Glennis W
Glennis W21 days ago

Interesting Thank you for caring and sharing

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Clare O
Clare O'Beara21 days ago

nice chain called Itsy in London now making Japanese and salad lunches.

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Clare O
Clare O'Beara21 days ago

make a salad sandwich or wrap with cheese or chicken if you like for protein

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Clare O
Clare O'Beara21 days ago

th

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Mike R
Mike R21 days ago

Thanks

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