Walnuts, such as found in this Veggie bread, are great for brain health. And what do walnuts look like?… A brain of course!
Wholistic living has its roots in nature, and nature leaves us clues to help us look after ourselves. We are all about superfoods here at Mornington Chinese Medicine and walnuts are a brilliant inclusion into a balanced diet brain medicine because they contain omega-3 fatty acids, an essential fatty acid to keep the brain functioning normally.
Research has found that when we are lacking in omega-3 links can be made to depression and cognitive degeneration. So by eating a handful of walnuts on a regular basis or by whipping up tasty treats like Eli’s Veggie Bread we can keep the spirits up and prop up the grey cells for good measure.
And if you needed further convincing the humble walnut is capable of raising melatonin levels by a massive three times the normal amount! Melatonin is a substance normally produced by the pineal gland in the brain helping you to sleep soundly. So if you have been spending too much time counting sheep when you should be getting some sleep perhaps some walnuts as a pre bedtime snack?
Check out the recipe for this amazing looking Veggie Bread Eli baked at https://iquitsugar.com/recipe/leftover-veggie-bread/
Eli suggests adding a generous dollop of butter and the Vitamin A which helps with eye health too 😉
Eli is a Doctor of Chinese Medicine, Registered Acupuncturist, Registered Chinese Herbalist, BAppSC (Chinese Medicine) BAppSC (Human Biology)
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Eli is available for consult at Mornington Chinese Medicine on Wednesday’s and Friday’s. For an appointment give us a call on (03)59736886