It's pretty common knowledge that you are what you eat.
We at Marbles: The Brain Store know that's a fact and are happy to announce that we are not only offering exciting ways to play smart, but eat smart. We also know how awesome it is to have a game night with some family and friends playing your faves like Mindstein, Spy Alley, and Wordy Word.
But what's a game night without the munchies? We hand selected some exquisite eats so you can ditch the boring old processed chips and salsa and give your brain and body fuel to outwit your opponents. Introducing, Food For Thought. A delectable assortment of coconut chips, gingersnap almonds, and bing cherries to nourish your brain and your belly. Not convinced? As you know, we always do our research and are happy to share our findings.
Food For Thought includes:
The oil in coconut produces ketones in your body which help convert fat to energy, renew neurons in your brain and restore nerve function. Not only that, your brain treats ketones like carbohydrates. This means ketones can enter your bloodstream without the insulin spike usually associated with carbs. Basically, coconut oil is a healthy fat that acts like a carbohydrate for your brain.
Almonds are indubitably bursting at their little nutty seams with Vitamin E which boosts alertness, memory, and aids against cognitive decline. They're also chock full of B vitamins which boost energy production. A perfect treat before that game of Ogosport or Goodminton.
Dr. Russell J. Reiter, professor of neuroendocrinology at The University of Texas Health Science Center recently conducted a five month study on the effects cherries have on the brain and has found some startlingly awesome results. Dr. Reiter found that cherries contain large amounts of melatonin- a hormone produced in the brain's pineal gland which has shown to fight insomnia and the aging process. It also may be used as a potential treatment for depression.
See? Food for Thought proves that the biggest and best things can often come in small packages. Whether you're looking to entertain, surprise, or keep for yourself, these snacks are bound to improve your body and brain. It's perfect for the Easter basket or for a college student you know who may need a little superfood therapy for their final exams. Food for Thought is bound to satiate any appetite.