Shouldn't we all understand the benefits of what we are eating??
I think so.. I realise I still do not know enough and I have started having weekly sessions with local nutritionist. I am continually amazed at how much there is to learn, this week I learnt about the benefits of a high fat diet especially for someone like me with a brain injury. The way our body processes healthy fats by turning them into Ketones which our brain's love. Just one benefit is that Ketones are a more efficient source of energy per unit oxygen than glucose. Burning Ketones may be an essential part of maintaining the health of aging brain cells because brain cells tend to lose their ability to use glucose efficiently as fuel over time.
Less than a week of adapting my diet slightly and I am feeling more alert and awake already!
There is scope for us all to continually educate ourselves about this important subject, after all its one of the most important areas of our lives surely? FOOD.
Are you interested in learning more? I highly recommend the knowledgeable Melanie Ryan, she can be contacted via her website here.