Considering our brains are composed of 60% fat, adequate consumption of fat is critical for optimal brain function. Saturated fats, often deemed as ‘bad fats’ are a fundamental building block for brain cells. Similarly, cholesterol functions as a brain-protective antioxidant and is the precursor for sex and steroid hormone synthesis, all of which contribute to healthy brain function.
You’d be surprised to learn that there has never been a study linking saturated fats to heart disease. However, it has now been shown that in the elderly, those that have the highest levels of cholesterol may have as much as 70% risk reduction in dementia. So go ahead, eat your eggs and butter!
These brain nurturing fats are essential for brain preservation and enhanced function and this fat-bomb smoothie will help you battle anxiety, depression, brain fog, mood fluctuations, and other hormonal disturbances.
1 cup frozen blueberries
½ cup unsweetened almond milk
½ cup coconut water
2 scoops marine collagen vital proteins
1 tbsp coconut oil
1 tbsp coconut butter
1 tbsp peanut butter
2 tbsp cacao powder
1 tsp honey
Blend all ingredients until creamy and enjoy!