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CHO breakdown to glucose Low glycemic – whole grains, fruit, veg; no added sugars, pastries, refined grains, juices 1 svg = 1/3 cup rice, 1 small fruit, 1 small slice bread
Know your limits; some are more sensitive to caffeine than others. Becoming jittery after too much will not help your cause
Special note: even foods labeled “trans fat free” can still have trans fat! The FDA allows any food with less than 0.5 grams to be labeled trans fat free; eating a significant amount of these can still lead to overconsumption. Avoid any foods with the words “hydrogenated” or “partially hydrogenated” in the ingredients list.
Other possible brain enhancers are vitamin K (again, involved in neural function and sphingolipid structure)– sources, veggies (esp green), dairy fat, fermented foods like natto and sauerkraut. Vitamin D receptors found throughout brain and nervous system