Brain Bulletin 114 - A Superb Brain Snack for Busy Peoplein Brain Bulletin
Brain Bulletin 114 - A Superb Brain Snack for Busy People
Pumpkin seeds* make an excellent "brain snack" for people on the go. It's one of my favourites.
Hippocrates was a believer in food as medicine. One of his most famous quotes is “Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food”. These words are often utilized for the eloquence with which they express the importance of our daily food choices.
These days the relevance this phrase has is stronger than ever.
Pumpkin seeds may be small, but they are packed full of valuable nutrients.
They are a good source of tyrosine, an amino acid that we need to produce norepinephrine.
This is a neurotransmitter needed for motivation, alertness, and concentration. Who couldn't use more of these?
Pumpkin seeds also contain vitamin A, potassium, magnesium.
They are a good source of anti-oxidants. And, they even improve sleep.
These seeds are easily incorporated into our diet. They can be eaten on their own, added to salads, smoothies, fruit.
Remember, where health is concerned, every bite counts.
* For Care Education and Research. org
Here's another way to use pumpkin seeds in a brain snack mix: