By Daniele de Winter (Monaco)

Remember how fantastically your brain worked as a child? Well the good news is that eating certain foods can boost our IQ at any age.

Our brain is an extremely sensitive processor composed of billions of nerve endings that communicate with each other through electrical impulses. All that communication uses a lot of oxygen – while the brain represents only 2% of our body weight, it consumes 20% of total body oxygen and 25% of total body energy. So you can imagine that a high performance brain needs a good diet. Here’s how to get one :

EAT ANTIOXIDANTS

Antioxidants protect brain cells from oxidation (‘premature death’). Some of the best are found in berries : blueberries, raspberries, etc, either fresh or frozen, are rich in polyphenols to protect our brain cells and improve our ability to learn.

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Source: iCN Issue 3 (Life Coaching); pages 47-48

 

About Daniele de Winter

Daniele de Winter wrote her first book, “What the doctor ordered” at the age of 15. Her 2nd book, “Eat Yourself Beautiful” was published a few years later and became an international bestseller.

In 2006 Daniele launched the range of holistic, beauty products DANIELE de WINTER INSIDEOUT beauty™ to optimise wellbeing and reverse the signs of aging naturally. DANIELE de WINTER INSIDEOUT beauty™ can be found online at http://www.danieledewinter.com and at select luxury spa’s (Mandarin Oriental, Kempinski, Columbia…)

In January 2013 Daniele launched the Healthy Britain Trust (www.healthybritaintrust.org) to follow in her father’s footsteps by promoting access to a healthy lifestyle and healthy nutrition for lower income families in Britain. If you would like to learn more or get involved, please email sprout@healthybritaintrust.org Daniele would love to hear from you.