At Urban Remedy, when it comes to the health of your mind, we mind. Studies have shown omega-3 fatty acids (aka the good cholesterol) improve brain function and decrease the symptoms of various mental illnesses. These fatty acids even help the brain regenerate, as found when doctors recently treated a coma patient with a high dosage, and the patient awoke. Amazing! The one tricky bit about omega-3 fatty acids, though, is that the body does not produce them naturally. To acquire these benefits, one must consume omega-3 fatty acids via external sources.
Luckily, at Urban Remedy we are longtime fans of omega-3 fatty acids, and we include their mind-soothing goodness in many of our raw juices and drinks. If you are looking to add omega fats to your meal plan, here are three ingredients, and their juice compatriots, to consider incorporating.
Almond Milk: Almonds help alkalize the blood, relieve liver qi stagnation, and improve cognitive function. The strands of ALA omega fatty acids in almonds link together to produce DHA, which in turn helps rebuild brain cell membranes. Drinking almond milk daily can increase the effectiveness of anti-depressants and improve memory function. Experience these healthy effects with one of our several almond milk varieties for a delicious does of mental calm.
Açaí Berries: Açaí berries are high in nutrition, especially antioxidants for preventing disease and ALA omega fatty acids for improving brain function. According to some studies, these ALA omega fats may in fact be helpful in correcting certain imbalances in the minds of menopausal women. At Urban Remedy, our Time Machine has a perfect dose of açaí for balancing your mind and your appetite.
Chia Seeds: Chia seeds also provide the brain with ALA omega fatty acids, 3 and 6 to be exact. These fatty acids can increase memory, concentration, and learning in those who suffer from ADHD. For a healthy dose of chia seeds, try a Warrior juice (featured in our Signature Cleanse), or our Chocolate Banana or Green Berry smoothies.
The mind is a terrible thing to starve. Feed yours with nutrition, with the yummy omega fat-rich foods it craves, for calmer, clearer thoughts all day long.