Dr.Mercola puts it so simply ... the majority of the population consume a diet that is completely devoid of nutrition, which means that their brains are literally starving. Anyone eating a diet that is refined, processed, additive-laden and therefore completely dead, will be missing a host of key nutrients for optimal mental and emotional health. Those critical nutritional elements include:
- Fat-soluble vitamins, such as vitamins A, D3 and K2
- Water-soluble vitamins like B1, B6 and B12
- Minerals such as iodine, potassium, iron, magnesium, zinc, chromium, manganese
- Specific brain nutrients like choline, ARA and DHA
To ensure optimal mental function and emotional balance you also need the factors required to feed your second brain, which is the one in your gut. Neurotransmitters that are identical to those manufactured in your brain are made in the gut and the correct balance of brain chemicals depends on the correct balance of healthy gut bacteria! So whole, unrefined, in-season, all the colours of the rainbow supported by a high-potency probiotic if you want to be cool, calm and collected. High-sugar, high-fat, coloured and salted with nary a living product in sight will favour unpredictable, volatile and ill-considered!