Brain Health

There’s an old adage that says, “Get your brain right and your mind will follow.” Well, we as Christians believe what the bible explains in Romans 12:2; that we are not to be conformed “to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of our mind.”  

In both the adage and the bible verse, we have the ability to change the functionality of our brains and our minds by our spiritual and physical choices.  In fact, the health of our brains can be either positively or negatively impacted by the foods we eat.

Health studies have shown that poor food choices can lead to damaging effects to our brain functions over time.  You see, while our brains may be only 2% of our body weight, it uses 20% of the calories we consume.  Our brains need a lot of energy to function efficiently.  This is why our food choices are crucial if we want to function at our highest level and avoid such conditions as brain fog, cognitive deficiencies and even dementia.

Here are a few foods that can promote brain health:

  • Green leafy and colorful vegetables 
  • Nuts
  • Berries
  • Beans
  • Oats
  • Sardines

Conversely, these foods can negatively impact our brain health:

  • Butter/stick margarines
  • Cheese
  • Pastries/sweets
  • Fried fast food
  • Sugar

So Ladies, let’s remember to ‘Eat for our Brains’ and only love to eat the foods that will love us back!

Lori Freeman

Shameka Daniels

Shameka Daniels

Caring, capable, and creative are all words that accurately describe Shameka Daniels. She is the wife of Pastor Dharius Daniels of Change Church and the proud mother of two sons: Seth and Gabriel. As a strong voice in the Change Church community, she helps to lead many of the creative, administrative, and organizational aspects of the church.
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