Brain inflammation & Brain fog
Inflammation is an innate response to injury, stress, or illness, poor gut function or eating toxic foods and induces an inflammatory response.
Brain fog is a sign of leaky brain or brain on fire. In other words, brain fog is a sign of inflammation.
Inflammation in the brain causes neurons to fire more slowly, slowing down mental acuity, recall, and reflexes. Sluggish neurons also shut down the production of energy in the cells. This means that cells fatigue easily, and you may lose your ability to focus for long periods of time.
Health and lifestyle factors that increase the risk of activating brain inflammation
-High carbohydrate diet
-Lack of exercise
-Overuse of antibiotics
-Poor sleep habits
-Vitamin B deficiency
Foods That Destroy Inflammation in Your Brain
Avocados are almost as good as blueberries in promoting brain health. They may also help lower blood pressure, which can reduce your risks for hypertension or a stroke that could permanently damage brain tissue.
The antioxidants and other phytochemicals in blueberries have been linked to improvements in learning, thinking and memory, along with reductions in neurodegenerative oxidative stress.
Due to its antioxidant and caffeine content, and the fact that it contains two unique and potent neurological agents, you can keep a steady focus. Caffeine is more than an energy booster – caffeine may help ease cognitive decline and block inflammation in the brain.
Celery is a rich source of luteolin, a plant compounds that may calm inflammation in your brain, which is a primary cause of neurodegeneration.
Walnuts are good sources of plant-based omega-3 fats, natural phytosterols and antioxidants, and have been shown to reverse brain aging in older rats.
Go easy on meat and egg yolks, which contain pro-inflammatory arachidonic fatty acids, and eat more fish—nature’s best source of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fats. Studies show that people who eat fish just once a week reduce their risk of Alzheimer’s by 60 percent.
Curry contains turmeric, a spice that in turn contains the anti-inflammatory antioxidant curcumin. Curcumin is capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier, which is one reason why it holds promise as a neuroprotective agent in a wide range of neurological disorders.
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