Cracking the Truth: Why Eggs Are Your Brain’s Best Friend

May is National Egg Month, the perfect time to celebrate these versatile and nutritious powerhouses that can do wonders for your brain health. For years, eggs, especially the yolks, were under scrutiny due to misconceptions about their cholesterol content. However, recent research has debunked these myths and highlighted the remarkable benefits of eggs for your brain. 

In this blog, we’ll delve into the incredible advantages of incorporating eggs, especially their yolks, into your diet, and why it’s a smart choice if you’re concerned about your risk of Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. 

Egg Yolks: The Brain’s Natural Shield 

If you’ve been avoiding egg yolks, thinking they might raise your cholesterol levels and harm your heart, it’s time to reconsider. Egg yolks are, in fact, packed with choline, a nutrient essential for brain health. Choline plays a vital role in the production of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that helps with memory and learning. It acts as a shield for your brain, guarding against cognitive decline. 

Choline and Cognitive Function 

As we age, our risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia increases. This is where choline’s superhero abilities come into play. Several studies have shown a strong correlation between choline intake and better cognitive function, making it a proactive choice for maintaining brain health. Including eggs in your diet is an easy and delicious way to ensure you’re getting an adequate choline supply. 

Rich in Antioxidants 

Eggs also contain antioxidants like lutein and zeaxanthin, which are known for their protective properties against oxidative stress in the brain. These antioxidants help shield your brain from damage caused by free radicals and reduce the risk of cognitive decline. 

A Protein-Packed Breakfast for Your Brain 

Protein is essential for brain health, and eggs are an excellent source of high-quality protein. They can keep you full and focused, preventing the energy crashes that come with a high-sugar breakfast. Starting your day with eggs can boost your cognitive performance and help you stay alert and productive. 

Eggs for Memory and Learning 

The yolks are rich in essential nutrients like vitamin B12, which plays a crucial role in memory and learning. Deficiencies in B12 can lead to memory problems, mood disturbances, and even an increased risk of cognitive decline. By including eggs in your diet, you’re providing your brain with the nutrients it needs to stay sharp. 

The Verdict: Eggs Are Brain Food 

In conclusion, eggs, especially the yolks, are an excellent addition to your diet if you’re concerned about your brain health. Don’t let past misconceptions keep you from enjoying the numerous benefits of these nutritional powerhouses. With their rich content of choline, antioxidants, and essential nutrients, eggs are a brain-boosting choice that can help reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. 

So, this National Egg Month, why not celebrate by incorporating eggs into your diet? Whether you enjoy them scrambled, boiled, poached, or as an ingredient in your favorite recipes, your brain will thank you for the support you’re giving it. 

Being proactive about your brain health is a smart choice, and eggs are a simple, delicious, and scientifically-backed way to protect your brain from cognitive decline. Start cracking those eggs and savor the goodness they bring to your brain – it’s a tasty investment in your future mental well-being. 

PS: Choline intake is CRUCIAL the first 1,000 days POSTCONCEPTION. So, newly pregnant mommas really need to aim for 500 mg choline daily to support their brain and the brain of their developing child.   

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29451849/ 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC10280906/ 

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The Journal from American College of Nutrition posted some research stating that being dehydrated by just 2% impairs performance in tasks that require attention, psychomotor skills and immediate memory skills. So, since we're diving headlong into the summer season, now's the time to minimize your risk of dehydration.
Dehydration is problematic for EVERYONE. However, the consequences are more severe for people who are 50+ years old or 10 years old and younger. 
So, what's your plan to avoid dehydration? 
If you know you're going to be spending lots of time outdoors, start with a plan.
It can be as easy as carrying a small bottle of trace minerals with you. Add 6-8 drops of these minerals into each bottle of water that you're drinking throughout the day. 
Or, if you want a fun bit of flavor, you can make the homemade electrolyte drink below. It's super easy to make and will pack a powerful punch against your risk of dehydration. 
Now, enjoy your summer and soak up that Vitamin D. 🙂
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Recipe for homemade electrolyte drink:
LEMON-LIME FLAVOR
¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 cup filtered water  
1 cup coconut water
(or 2 cups filtered water)
⅛ teaspoon sea salt (I like the brand REAL Salt)
2 teaspoons to 1.5 tablespoons raw honey (or maple syrup or organic raw sugar)

ORANGE FLAVOR
½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1 cup filtered water  
1 cup coconut water
(or 2 cups filtered water)
⅛ teaspoon sea salt (I like the brand REAL Salt)
2 teaspoons to 1.5 tablespoons raw honey (or maple syrup or organic raw sugar)

INSTRUCTIONS
 
Put all ingredients for lemon-lime flavor in blender and blend for 5-6 seconds.
Do the same for the orange flavor, too.
(Or, you can put all the ingredients in a large glass jar, with lid, and shake all ingredients together)
Divide each flavor into two 16 oz glass jars (Mason or Ball) - 4 jars in total
Will keep for 7-10 days in fridge.
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Please join me on a FREE 3-Day Better Brain Mini-Course. 
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Each day, for 3 days, you'll get an email with a specific brain-training lesson.
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The Journal from American College of Nutrition posted some research stating that being dehydrated by just 2% impairs performance in tasks that require attention, psychomotor skills and immediate memory skills. So, since we're diving headlong into the summer season, now's the time to minimize your risk of dehydration.
Dehydration is problematic for EVERYONE. However, the consequences are more severe for people who are 50+ years old or 10 years old and younger.
So, what's your plan to avoid dehydration?
If you know you're going to be spending lots of time outdoors, start with a plan.
It can be as easy as carrying a small bottle of trace minerals with you. Add 6-8 drops of these minerals into each bottle of water that you're drinking throughout the day.
Or, if you want a fun bit of flavor, you can make the homemade electrolyte drink below. It's super easy to make and will pack a powerful punch against your risk of dehydration.
Now, enjoy your summer and soak up that Vitamin D. 🙂
=================================================================

=================================================================
Recipe for homemade electrolyte drink:
LEMON-LIME FLAVOR
¼ cup freshly squeezed lime juice
¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 cup filtered water
1 cup coconut water
(or 2 cups filtered water)
⅛ teaspoon sea salt (I like the brand REAL Salt)
2 teaspoons to 1.5 tablespoons raw honey (or maple syrup or organic raw sugar)

ORANGE FLAVOR
½ cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1 cup filtered water
1 cup coconut water
(or 2 cups filtered water)
⅛ teaspoon sea salt (I like the brand REAL Salt)
2 teaspoons to 1.5 tablespoons raw honey (or maple syrup or organic raw sugar)

INSTRUCTIONS

Put all ingredients for lemon-lime flavor in blender and blend for 5-6 seconds.
Do the same for the orange flavor, too.
(Or, you can put all the ingredients in a large glass jar, with lid, and shake all ingredients together)
Divide each flavor into two 16 oz glass jars (Mason or Ball) - 4 jars in total
Will keep for 7-10 days in fridge.
================================================================

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Please join me for a FREE Live online Zoom event in June. Click here for the details:
https://youtu.be/tfdMEaVu-jQ
=================================================================

=================================================================
Do you want a FREE meal plan, loaded with brain-boosting foods plus optimal levels of protein and fiber each day?
Head over to my website for your Free Better Brain Meal Plan:
www.AlzProgram.com
=================================================================

=================================================================
Do you want to take a deeper-dive into improving your brain health?
Please join me on a FREE 3-Day Better Brain Mini-Course.
It is On-line and Self-Guided
Each day, for 3 days, you'll get an email with a specific brain-training lesson.
Looking forward to seeing you 'in class'.
https://holisticalzheimersprevention.com/free-mini-course/
=================================================================
#brainhealth #thevillages #alzheimersprevention

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