Eating and Brainpower
Brainpower Contest Winner # 5
Here is the winning entry for the weekly brainpower contest:
(For rules and to see other winnimng entries, visit the page
Brainpower Tips Contest.)
My Brain Power Secret
My secret to waking up fresh, alert and ready for the day is
in the night before I go to sleep.
I usually go to bed by 11 and I have
a rule: I don't eat anything heavy after 9 o'clock.
The few times I have broken this rule
and I've eaten before falling sleep I experienced nightmares,
I woke up unrested, and with a terrible brain fog.
I know that many people need to eat
or drink something before sleep,but if you have to, just make
it a piece of fruit, a light juice or a cup of tea with a bit
of honey. I think that if you have grassy or sugary foods before
falling sleep it is a recipe for a "next day brain fog disaster".
Thank you Ana, and I hope that you like the prize.
I think you are onto something here. Our bodies need a break
from eating to clean out our systems (perhaps including toxins
in the brain?), and seven or eight hours probably isn't enough.
Eating the last meal a few hours before sleeping means no food
for ten or twelve hours.
If anyone else has some experience with brain fog from eating
at the wrong times, or from eating too much of some foods, let
me know. If you have a way to improve your brainpower with food
or sleep habits - or in any other way - send in those submissions
for the contest (For information go to the Brainpower Contest
Page using the link below.)
In order to get the newsletter put together and have this
page up before that, I have to pick a winner just two or three
days after each newsletter. However, if you sent any ideas in
later, I may use them for the following weeks.
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