When your brain has good nutrition, it is generally happier.
The brain is an organ in the body and needs the right nutrients, just like other organs in the body.
If the brain is not getting good nutrition, it can cause cravings, and sometimes for the wrong things.
The old noggin is just feeling deprived of the stuff it needs to function well.
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Getting the right nutrients can help to calm cravings and just make it easier to stick to a healthy diet and aid your weight loss efforts. Less of a need to rely on willpower.
The brain only weighs 3 pounds, but uses 20% of the body’s glucose. It is also very hungry for oxygen.
The brain’s neurons communicate via neurotransmitters. And what are neurons and neurotransmitters made out of? You guessed it – nutrients. The nutrients that come from the foods you eat and the supplements that you might take.
So it makes sense to consume quality protein, healthy fats, good carbs and get a good variety of nutrient dense fruits and vegetables in the diet.