The way we live today is fighting our optimal cognitive performance, and putting us at risk for some nasty afflictions. Our diets supply cheap and plentiful calories with poor nutrient content and toxic additives. Our careers shoehorn us into doing something Our lives are not going on the same rhythm all the time. Sometimes, we don’t get enough amount of sleep. Life puts us under constant stress. We, sometimes, not eat well too. We either eat too much or eat too little. Even those who design for themselves a healthy recipe to follow don’t necessarily stick to it for a long time. At last, all of this affects our brain health and leads to problems with our memory, long-term diseases such as Alzheimer’s, headaches, and so we lose attention and focus, we don’t make the right decisions, and our interpersonal skills become weaker. Helping us overcome all these instabilities that are linked to our neural system and to what extent our brains are functioning well according to the kind of food we’re that is entering our bodies, the authors introduce us in the summary of Genius Foods to the methods of eating that will set our brain cells for a long life of mental agility. Not just will we be happy people but also, we’ll learn how to let our brains function properly as much as we can. and over again, while our brains thrive on change and stimulation. We are saddled with stress, a lack of connection to nature, unnatural sleep patterns, and overexposure to news and tragedy. We’ve created a world so far removed from the one our brains need to evolve. We’ll explore how you can optimize your cognitive function. You will learn how every biological action has an equal and opposite reaction, and how your habits can lead to optimum brain health.
"This book was written in a way to not only help you understand the information but also to act upon it. You will learn how to what they call ‘biochemical liposuction’ which will work to shrink your belly and simultaneously grow your brain. You will also learn a variety of exercises you can do that will cut your ‘gym time’ by more than 80%. Imagine this, you will wake up feeling rested and have a more effective sleep because of foods that will help promote this type of sleep. And, this book will help you determine where you fit meaning, this isn’t a one size fits all—your individuality matters.” — Supplemet Police
"While there is nothing ground-breaking in this book, it is a very concise summary of all the latest information on health-promoting foods in a very readable format. There’s a clear lean towards a Ketogenic diet plan and rationing of carbohydrate and sugary foods. Anything you choose to implement from this book is likely to be a step up from your current way of eating and will improve both mental and physical well-being.”—9 to 5 strength
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