Brain Bulletin 118 - The Rule of Twos

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Brain Bulletin 118 - The Rule of Twos 
Eat twice as often. 
Eat half as much.
Chew twice as long. 
"A full belly makes a dull brain." ~ Ben Franklin 
This made me laugh, because there is some truth to it. 
The Rule of Twos helps us think clearer, eat smarter, and be learner. 
It turns out grazing* is good for our brains because of the slow, steady release of nutrients that nourish the brain. And no spikes. 
Here are just some of the benefits:
  • happier, calmer mood
  • lower Alzheimer's risk
  • healthier cerebral blood vessels
  • lower inflammation
  • regulated blood pressure
  • more enjoyment from eating 
So >  eat less + more often = live smarter + longer 
{ That's math I can live with! } 
It's amazing what happens when you work with, rather than against, your brain.
Wishing you a healthy, happy brain,
* Mattson M, et al. Meal size and frequency affect neuronal plasticity and vulnerability to disease: cellular and molecular mechanisms, Neurochem. 
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