Your brain is the most energy hungry of all your bodily organs. It uses a fifth of the energy you take in despite only weighing about one fiftieth of your bodyweight.
It is comprised entirely from the food that you have eaten throughout your life as well as food that you took in via your mother before you were born.
Every ounce of energy that powers your brain is derived from what you eat and drink.
To function properly your brain requires the right combination of chemicals and hormones in the correct proportions. These are all obtained from your food. Failure to obtain them can inhibit brain growth in utero and in your early years, as well as impair brain performance as you progress through your life. For your brain to function optimally, then, you should give serious consideration to what you eat.
Improving your diet will boost your mental performance, raise your energy levels, increase your ability to resist infections, illnesses and diseases, as well as extending your healthy lifespan. In addition to these general benefits, good diet can enhance certain aspects of cognitive performance such as memory, intelligence and the quality of your sleep.
Our courses will take you through all of the elements of optimum nutrition, focusing on the requirements of both body and brain, which foods to eat and in what amounts, as well as which foods to avoid. We look at how certain foods impact on specific cognitive functions and how to build your optimal diet including the necessary psychological steps that will ensure you can make and maintain any changes that you decide to make.
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