Love Your Brain – Empower Your Life

Without a properly functioning brain we are in serious trouble, we just can’t live up to our full potential. Your brain works on the principle “use it or lose it”. Despite what you may have heard, you really can grow new brain cells.


Your brain need care and attention just like the rest of your body. So, how can you achieve an improvement in your brain power?

Think of your brain as an electrical circuit board, with an ability to constantly have new circuits installed, and existing ones to be reinforced.

So what are the building blocks of improved brain power? One is physical, the other mental exercise.

PHYSICAL ASPECTS

Keeping your body properly hydrated with energized living water is very important. However, you may not be aware that the single MOST important element crucial for the development and maintenance of healthy brain function is LECITHIN? It is a nutritional building block for the synthesis of the brain’s primary memory neurotransmitter.

Neurotransmitters function as brain messengers that enable the brain cells to “communicate” with each other. When neurotransmitter levels decline, the brain cells are unable to “communicate” efficiently with each other. This means that previously stored information (”memory”), cannot be recalled easily. Your “recall” ability weakens, causing fuzzy memory and mental tiredness in high-stress situations.

Lecithin is essential for mental development and maintenance. Lecithin is inexpensive and easy to consume.

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MENTAL ACTIVITY

How do you train and challenge your brain with the right kind of mental exercises? Find a scientifically valid balanced brain workout. Fundamental cognitive abilities – such as memory, attention and processing speed – can be improved with appropriate training. I recommend the scientific brain exercises developed by Lumosity.

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What’s the Big Deal About Lecithin? – Part 7 – The Wrap Up

This is part 7 of our “What’s ther Big Deal About Lecithin? series.

Why consume lecithin?

It’s inexpensive

It’s easy to consume

It’s necessary for optimal brain, nerve and cell functions – you can grow new brain cells

It’s an anti-aging nutrient for your skin

It’s natural

It protects your heart and cardiovascular system

It’s essential for healthy liver function

It helps you absorb and assimilate nutrients

Don’t miss out on all these important benefits! For all the information you need, read parts 1 through 6 of our “What’s the Big Deal About Lecithin?” series.

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What’s the Big Deal About Lecithin? – Part 6 – Zest & Vitality

Do you feel you need to boost your Energy levels and rediscover that Zest & Vitality you used to have?

Well, do we have some great news for you! Lecithin is a natural source of energy. A daily dose of lecithin will increase your feeling of well-being and zest for life.

It is particularly effective for anyone recovering from an illness, dieters, chronic fatigue sufferers and men experiencing diminished vitality. It has been shown that seminal fluid has a very high lecithin content.

Lecithin helps build a healthy digestive system, improving your body’s uptake and utilization of nutrients. Research has shown that lecithin improves absorption and enhances the action of fat-soluble vitamins, such as vitamin A, D, E and K. Apart from that it emulsifies dietary fat.


What’s the Big Deal About Lecithin? – Part 5 – For Healthy Organs

For Healthy Heart and Cholesterol Levels

Lecithin has lipotropic properties, which means it is able to break down cholesterol plaques deposited on arterial walls. This means it improves vessel elasticity and blood circulation. It also helps raise GOOD cholesterol (HDL – High-density lipoprotein) while lowering BAD cholesterol (LDL – low-density lipoprotein) and triglicerides.

Lecithin also shields against the damaging effects of homocysteine, an amino acid that may contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease.

For Healthy Liver

Lecithin is important to ensure a healthy liver function. It is the main component of the liver, making up 73% of the total liver fat. Lecithin is able to protect the liver against degenerative changes brought on by fatty foods, alcohol and drugs.

Lecithin’s fat-dissolving ability also helps prevent the formation of gallstones. Gallstone problems are common in people aged over 40. Most people with gallstones doe not experience any symptoms for long periods, if the stones remain in the gallbladder. Pain in the right upper part of of the abdomen that occurs after eating fatty foods may be indicative of gallstones. Other common symptoms of gallstones include belching, bloating, nausea and feeling of fullness after an oily meal.

For Young Healthy Skin

Lecithin is rich in unsaturated fatty acids and is able to help reduce various skin problems, such as eczema. By combating dryness, it helps to restore your skin’s youthful freshness. It also reduces unslightly yellow fatty deposits, which often develop under the skin around the eyes.

All this means that you should include lecithin as part of your diet, irrespective of your age, for a healthy heart, liver and glowing skin.


What’s the Big Deal About Lecithin? – Part 4 – Brain Boosters

Some of the important nutrients which are able to assist in boosting your ability to memorise and concentrate are:-

  • B Vitamins
  • Minerals
  • Antioxidants
  • Essential Fatty Acids
  • Ginko biloba and some other herbs

However, are you aware the single MOST important element crucial for the development and maintenance of healthy brain function is LECITHIN?

The active ingredient in lecithin is phospatididylcholine. It is a nutritional building block for the synthesis of the brain’s primary memory neurotransmitter, acetylcholine.

Neurotransmitters function as brain messengers that enable the brain cells to “communicate” with each other. When neurotransmitter levels decline, the brain cells are unable to “communicate” efficiently with each other. This means that previously stored information (“memory”), cannot be recalled easily. Your “recall”ability weakens, causing fuzzy memory and mental tiredness in high-stress situations.

The result is a person is likely to suffer from poor concentration and diminished ability to retain and recall information.

Therefore lecithin is essential for mental development and maintenance.


What’s the Big Deal About Lecithin? – Part 3 – Who Needs It?

The short answer is Everyone! We all need this natural superfood for our brains, and to improve the function of each of our cells, allowing oxygen in and toxins out.

  • Busy people who are subjected to stress
  • People with demanding jobs
  • People who feel they need a memory booster
  • Children above 6 years of age
  • Elderly people- not only to help their mental alertness, also for their physical wellbeing
  • Vegetarians especially may be in desperate need of lecithin. A vegetarian diet is very low in lecithin.

Remember that lecithin is a food not a drug. Our lecithin is derived from soybeans, it takes more than 2kg of soybeans to produce 7.5g (or one heaped tablespoon) of lecithin.


What’s the Big Deal About Lecithin – Part 2 – Grow New Brain Cells

Scientists used to believe that adult brains did not regenerate or add new neurons (the communication pathways in your brain).

The good news is the latest research has shown that the opposite is true. Even after maturity, brain cells do regenerate if they are given the essential building blocks!

This a very good piece of news. It means our mental capacity is not restricted , and it is possible to grow new brain cells and improve our mental alertness even when we grow older.


Remember… unlike other “mind herbs”, lecithin is the actual component that your brain and nerves are made from. Without sufficient lecithin, no matter what herbs you take to improve declining mental capacity or memory, the effort may be futile.


What’s the Big Deal About Lecithin? – Part 1

You may not have heard about this nutrient. You may not even know how to pronounce it – “less-a-thin”.

But it is a big deal, when you find out how it can improve your life in this review.

It is a phospholipid – found in every cell in our body. It is most abundant in our vital organs, brain, liver, heart, kidneys and nerves. In fact 30% of the brain’s dry composition is lecithin. It’s also an important component of all cell membranes. It keeps the cells permeable, allowing vital health-giving nutrients and oxygen are able to enter the cells, and disease causing toxins are able to exit.

In short, it is vital to our bodily functions and considered the most important element for our brain.

If you or a loved ones suffers from:-

  • forgetfulness
  • poor concentration
  • missed appointments and deadlines
  • poor recall of names, faces, facts, dates and numbers
  • mental tiredness
  • constantly repeating yourself
  • problems finding the right words – feeling “lost for words”

If any of these symptoms are familiar to you, then you may be nutritionally deficient in Lecithin.

How do you overcome a deficiency? Simple, take Lecithin in granular form. Remember that lecithin is a natural food, not a drug. It is non-toxic and virtually free of side-effects.

The normal recommended dosage for an adult, just 7.5g (1 heaped teaspoonful) is sufficient to maintain your brain’s memory cells in impressive wording order. The dosage can be safely increased (doubled or tripled) in cases of memory impairment.

Children older than 6 can take lecithin at half the normal adult dosage. Just this small amount per day will help ensure your child gets enough lecithin for optimal mental and physical development.

It can be taken on it’s own, or added to drinks or food, like sprinkled over cereals, soups or salads, blended with fruit or vegetable juice, added to graves sauces or dressings, used in baking such as bread, cakes, cookies.

Our Nn Lecithin is derived from natural soybeans and is completely free from preservatives, coloring or artificial flavoring. Not all Lecithin is created equal. The potency and efficacy of lecithin is determined by it’s phosphatides content. A high quality product would have at least 97% phosphatides and be derived from non-genetically modified soybeans. Anything less is a bad choice.

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What Is Fuelling Your Body? Empty Calories or Natural Superfoods?

Chemicals in processed food? “Empty calories” from high fat, high sugar foods or fast food?

Artifical this? Artificial that? It’s scary when you read the ingredient labels on some processed foods. You would need to be a scientist to even pronounce some of the ingredient names. And “they” expect us to eat it.

IN REALITY, NATURE KNOWS BEST!

Fresh whole foods really are what we should be eating. Nature has provided all the components to make a complete nutritionally balanced diet.

What’s more, because they are not processed they are more affordable, and with minimal packaging, the impact on the environment is lessened.

So what are nature’s whole foods?

VEGETABLES

  • Asparagus
  • Avocados
  • Beets
  • Bell peppers (capsicum)
  • Broccoli
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • Cauliflower
  • Celery
  • Collard greens
  • Cucumbers
  • Eggplant
  • Fennel
  • Garlic
  • Green beans
  • Green peas
  • Kale
  • Leeks
  • Mushrooms, crimini
  • Mushrooms, shiitake
  • Mustard greens
  • Olives
  • Onions
  • Parsley
  • Potatoes
  • Romaine lettuce
  • Sea vegetables
  • Spinach
  • Squash
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Swiss chard
  • Tomatoes
  • Turnip greens
  • Yams

FISH & SEAFOOD

  • Cod
  • Halibut
  • Salmon
  • Scallops
  • Shrimp
  • Tuna

FRUITS

  • Apples
  • Apricots
  • Bananas
  • Blueberries
  • Cantaloupe (Rockmelon)
  • Cranberries
  • Figs
  • Grapefruit
  • Grapes
  • Kiwifruit
  • Lemon/Limes
  • Oranges
  • Papaya
  • Pears
  • Pineapple
  • Plums
  • Prunes
  • Raisins
  • Raspberries
  • Strawberries
  • Watermelon

LOW-FAT DAIRY

  • Cheese, low-fat
  • Eggs
  • Milk, 2%, cow’s
  • Milk, goat
  • Yogurt

BEANS & LEGUMES

  • Black beans
  • Dried peas
  • Garbanzo beans (chickpeas)
  • Kidney beans
  • Lentils
  • Lima beans
  • Miso
  • Navy beans
  • Pinto beans
  • Soybeans
  • Tempeh
  • Tofu

POULTRY & LEAN MEATS

  • Beef, lean organic
  • Calf’s liver
  • Chicken
  • Lamb
  • Turkey
  • Venison

NUTS & SEEDS

  • Almonds
  • Cashews
  • Flaxseeds
  • Olive oil, extra virgin
  • Peanuts
  • Pumpkin seeds
  • Sesame seeds
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Walnuts

GRAINS

  • Barley
  • Brown rice
  • Buckwheat
  • Corn
  • Millet
  • Oats
  • Quinoa
  • Rye
  • Spelt
  • Whole wheat

SPICES & HERBS

  • Basil
  • Black pepper
  • Cayenne pepper
  • Chilli pepper, dried
  • Cilantro/Coriander seeds
  • Cinnamon, ground
  • Cloves
  • Cumin seeds
  • Dill
  • Ginger
  • Mustard seeds
  • Oregano
  • Peppermint
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Thyme
  • Turmeric

NATURAL SWEETENERS

  • Blackstrap molasses
  • Cane juice
  • Honey
  • Maple syrup

OTHER

  • Green tea
  • Soy sauce (tamari)
  • Water

It isn’t always easy to get the right amount of nutrition, even from whole foods. That’s where NATURAL SUPERFOODS come to the rescue , nutrient dense foods like:-

Chlorella

Certified Organic Spirulina

Stabilized Rice Bran

Lecithin

Liquid Chlorophyll

Wheatgrass Powder

Certified Organic Green Tea

And engergized Hexagon water

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Citrus & Yogurt Cake

Today I made a variation on my cake recipe. To make it real, here is a picture.

Cake Made with Lecithin


Using the leftover pulp from my morning juice (today’s was made from 4 oranges, 1 banana and a pear with stabilized rice bran added to make it satisfying and healthy) and inspired by a TV cooking show, which showed a citrus and yogurt cake, I added 3 desertspoons of greek style yogurt I had in the fridge, and two eggs, plus today I added a heaped desert spoonful of our lecithin, of course I used a commercial cake mix as a base, I omitted any butter or oil. I bake it in a loaf tin at a lower temp than recommended, but for a longer time.

It all came together very nicely, and tastes great. Of course it’s not a light fluffy cake, its quite dense and moist as you would imagine with all that fruit pulp.


Quick Nutritious Low Cal Smoothie

Forget about junk food, get some fast nutrition instead.

Here is your recipe for a quick meal replacement smoothie at any time of the day:-

  • Skim Milk or Oat Milk (or other non-diary milk) about 1/2 a large glass
  • 1 sachet Nn Total Nutrition powder
  • 1 banana (or other fruit you have on hand) cut in pieces
  • 1 scoop Nn Hi-Protein (whey & soy drink powder)
  • 1 scoop Nn Lecithin Granules
  • A splash of fruit juice if you like some extra sweetness

BLEND throughly for a delicious, satisfying and nutritious meal.

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Nn Lecithin Granules

Nn LECITHIN GRANULES

  • Great tasting
  • Premium quality
  • Non-genetically modified soybean
  • Free from preservatives, coloring & flavoring
  • 97% phosphatides

A Natural Food – Not A Drug – No Side Effects
Boosts memory, improves concentration

Lecithin is a naturally occurring phospholipid compound found in every cell of the body.
The brain shows a dry composition of 30% lecithin, and about 1/5 of our nerves is composed of lecithin. Lecithin’s active ingredient, phosphatidylcholine is the nutritional building block from which the primary chemical for thought and memory is made. Lecithin is absolutely vital for the synthesis of the brain’s primary memory neurotransmitter, acetylcholine. When acetylcholine levels decline, so do concentration, and the ability to retain and recall information.

The choline in lecithin aids brain cells in creating new memory pathways to help recall long-forgotten details with greater clarity. Lecithin is also important in maintaining healthy brain cell membranes, keeping them permeable, so that essential nutrients are more easily absorbed, and waste products are excreted.

Recommended serving:-
Adults : 7.5 gm (1 heaped tablespoon)
Children : 6 – 12 years (1 heaped teaspoonful)

Link to 22 Recipes Using Lecithin

Nn LECITHIN GRANULES
Premium quality, oil-free, pure lecithin granules – made from natural non-genetically modified soybeans. It is completely free from preservatives, coloring and artificial flavoring, and offers the richest source of natural soybean phosphatides. Containing no less than 97% phosphatides, Nn Lecithin Granules is the best source of choline for the whole family, suitable for children and pregnant/ nursing mothers.

Nn LecithIn Granules is pleasant-tasting, convenient to consume, and easily digested. It can be taken on its own, or swallowed with a little liquid. For the more adventurous and innovative, it can be sprinkled over cereals, soups or salads, blended with fruit or vegetable juices, or added to sauces and dressings.

LECITHIN IS A BRAIN BOOSTER
Phospholipid is in EVERY cell
Highest concentration is in our vital organs
Did you know …..
BRAINS – 30% lecithin
NERVES – 20% lecithin

Building blocks for brain neurotransmitter – messengers for cells to “communicate”.

LECITHIN is essential for Mental Development
Stress, information overload, technology – induced challenges and aging disrupt neurotransmitters.

DO YOU KNOW THAT BRAIN CELLS DO regenerate if essential building blocks are present.

Lecithin keeps cell membrane healthy and permeable allows nutrients and oxygen into cells and toxic waste out of cells.

Lecithin breakdown plaque, raises HDL ‘good’ cholesterol, protects against damage by homocysteine.

* For Healthy Liver
Lecithin makes up 73% of the total liver fat. It protects the liver against degenerative changes brought on by fatty foods, alcohol and drugs. The fat-dissolving ability also helps prevent formation of gallstones.

* For Young, Healthy Skin
Rich in unsaturated fatty acids, lecithin combats dryness, helps to restore skin’s youthful freshness and reduces the unsightly yellow fatty deposits that often develop under the skin and around eyes.

* For a Healthier, Trimmer Body
Lecithin’s emulsifying action intensifies and accelerates fat metabolism to rid unsightly bulges.

Lecithin breaks down plaque deposited on arterial walls, improving vessel elasticity and blood circulation. It also helps raise good cholesterol (HDL-High density lipoprotein) while lowering bad cholesterol (LDL-Low density Lipoprotein) and triglycerides. It also shields against the damaging effects of homocysteine, an amino acid that may contribute to the development of cardiovascular disease.

* For Zest and Vitality
As a natural source of energy, lecithin increases zest and wellbeing effectively, not only for convalescents and dieters, but also for men with chronic fatigue and diminished vitality, which may be due to a shortage of lecithin in the seminal fluid.

* For Better Absorption and Assimilation of Nutrients
By helping to build a healthier digestive system, lecithin improves nutrients uptake and utilization. Scientific research has shown that lecithin improves the absorption of fat-soluble vitamins (e.g. Vitamin A and E) as well as enhances the vitamins’ actions
.

A noted research chemist, Philip S. Chen, considers lecithin to be “a regenerator of just about every part of the body and mind. It is wise to keep the content of the body lecithin constant.”

Research shows that lecithin shortage may be one of the causes of:

* Forgetfulness.
* Agitation and depression.
* Sleep disorders.
* Frequent tiredness.
* Joint and muscle problems.
* Digestive problems and intolerance to dietary fats.
* High blood lipid and cholesterol.
* Hypertension.
* Liver disorders.

WHY AREN’T WE GETTING ENOUGH ?
Insufficient intake
Depletion during stressful times

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