Brain-Friendly Friday: Carbs Aren’t the Enemy!

Carbs are the stars of the show

Bread gets a bad rap. It’s not the bread’s fault it’s so delicious! 🍞😋

I have seen the rise of low- or no-carb diets gain popularity for weight loss and health. While these diets aren’t bad per se, you have to know when and how to use carbohydrates for optimal brain power!

That’s because our body needs carbohydrates to produce serotonin, and our brains need serotonin to fall asleep and stay asleep. 

Eat your way to a healthier brain

🥩 In the afternoon, focus on a protein-rich lunch to stay awake and alert.

🍠 For dinner, add a low-glycemic carb such as baked yams or brown rice to ensure a good night’s sleep by boosting tryptophan and serotonin.

If you are on a low-carb diet and suffering from insomnia, try this tip to get back to good sleeping habits. 🛏️