2 Foods To BANISH Brain Fog (and MASTER your mind)

2 Foods To BANISH Brain Fog (and MASTER your mind)


Hey everybody, Shaun Hadsall
here with Get Lean After 40. And because the battle for
your body begins in your brain, inside this video I want
to share two foods that have a very powerful effect on
your concentration, your focus, boosts your memory,
your brain health, and will help you
banish brain fog. And because your brain burns
more calories and energy than any other
organ in your body, I would argue that
unless you know how to nourish your
brain the right way, you’ll never see
the changes that you want to make to your body
because it all starts up here. And the two food groups that I
recommend you add to your diet are, number one, high
friendly fat foods, like wild caught salmon, raw
nuts and raw nut butters, healthy oils like coconut
oil, extra virgin olive oil, avocado oil. Because your brain is
really made up of fats, and hormones are
produced from fats, this is very important to
add these things to your diet consistently. And then, also, you want
to add a second food group to your diet to
increase your brain health, but you just want to
make sure that you don’t eat this particular food
group with the friendly fats. And that is glucose-based
carbohydrates. So I’ll explain the
combination in just a second, but the other food
group you want to add to your diet
besides these friendly fats is actually glucose-based
starches, so potatoes, yams, squash, other root vegetables. I even love white rice because
it’s pure glucose, right? Glucose is the oldest
evolutionary fuel on the planet. For some reason
we’ve been programmed to believe that glucose makes
us fat when our body only stores one out of every 120 calories
we eat from glucose as fat. We only stored fat
as fat, so that’s why when you eat these high
carb glucose-based foods you hear they cause fat storage
because they spike insulin. And if fat is present in the
bloodstream at the same time, that insulin will take that fat
and it will store it, right? So that’s why people associate
belly fat or gaining weight with these higher carb foods. So the secret is to keep fats
lower when you have your carbs and to combine the
carbs with a protein. And then make sure
that you’re eating them pre and post-workout
or at dinnertime a few times per week
because then you’ll use them for energy and recovery
before and after the workout. And when you eat them
before bed there’s tons of studies now showing it
regulates your cortisol cycle to help you sleep better,
least more growth hormone, and balance out other hormones. So the key here is to put
this into a simple schedule. What I do personally is I have
three days of the week where I go higher fat, higher protein,
and I avoid the carbohydrates. Now, I prefer that this is on
a non-exercise day or a lower intensity exercise
day because I’m not going to have the energy
I would from eating glucose-based starves. Then, about three
days of the week I’m going to up my carb intake
and lower my fat intake, so these are high
carb, lower fat days. And, again, protein
is always going to be high no matter what
because it’s the number one macronutrient. So by doing this, you’re almost
having a ketogenic type of day because you’re
coaxing your liver to produce more ketones
because you’re avoiding glucose during these days,
but you don’t have to suffer through the keto flu. And reality shows
that ketosis is no more beneficial for weight
loss than any other diet. Might be beneficial
and therapeutic for cancer and diabetes
and heart disease and stuff like that, epilepsy, that’s what
it was originally created for. However, research shows– and
when you look at the published studies now, it’s no more
effective for weight loss than anything else. So being in true
ketosis is not only not necessary, it’s very, very
difficult to adhere to. And the reason it
works so well is because you’re
avoiding entire food groups, like
carbohydrates, fruits, and you can’t even
eat too much protein, you’re kicked out of ketosis. So if you’re going eliminate
two or three entire food groups from your
diet, yes, you’re probably going to lose weight. So the secret is to adding
these carbs strategically about three days a week, keeping
the fast lower on these days. And this will help you
optimize your leptin and your thyroid sensitivity,
prevent the metabolic slowdown that happens when we exercise
a lot and we diet a lot. And then, on the
other days, your body is producing tons of ketones,
and you’re feeding your brain with these friendly fats. Both days are
avoiding fat storage. So hopefully you’ve
got some of this video. I know I gave you a drink
of water with a fire hose. So if you want to go back
and review this video and listen closely one
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there for you to go watch. And then, of course,
give me a like if you got something
out of this. Time, our most
precious commodity, so I’m always grateful
and people take time to watch my videos. So thank you. And knowledge is only
power if it’s applied, so go apply this stuff and
let me know how you like it. Thanks for watching,
and God bless.

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