Brain Food!

12 Sep

Hi guys!! Hope you’re avoiding a case of the Mondays today! 🙂

 

This morning I was up before the crack of dawn, finishing up some last minute review and then taking my favorite guy to the airport 😦

Study/driving/test fuel:

surprisingly good! like a Cliff Z-bar, with a pretty clean ingredient list.

 

Did you know that carbs really are brain food? Your brain cells only use glucose as a food source (it’s a small enough molecule to cross the blood-brain barrier), and glucose is most readily broken down from carbohydrates. When you restrict carb intake, your body has to go through a long, more difficult process to break down protein into glucose, but that creates lots of side reactions and extra compounds, so it’s not efficient fuel for your brain!

Moral of the story– eat carbs before a mentally challenging task! 🙂

 

Following the carb trend, I had leftover pizza for breakfast part 2–

a slice of the good stuff.

 

–and also for part of my lunch a little later. I love pizza, what can I say haha!

side salad with arugula, green peppers, hummus and balsamic

 

I have way more studying to do, so I better keep stocking up on brain food to keep myself going 😉

 

PS, last night I had an incredible meal– baked ravioli with eggplant and broccoli!

Step-by-step later tonight.

 

Question for you:

How do you fuel up for your day?

 

 

 

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6 Responses to “Brain Food!”

  1. lapiattini September 12, 2011 at 4:41 pm #

    Mmmm pizza for breakfast- love it! I’m a huge carb person so thanks for the brain food info- now it’s my excuse 😉

  2. beautyinthebalance September 13, 2011 at 12:58 am #

    Pizza for breakfast is a solid life choice!!! I LOVE pizza 🙂

    That baked ravioli looks delicious- I can’t wait for the recipe!

    • eyegirleats September 13, 2011 at 8:53 pm #

      I love pizza too– especially home-made!!

  3. Alicia September 13, 2011 at 6:47 am #

    Love carbs for fuel! I’m a pasta lover when it comes to needing a boost of energy or post workout. 🙂 Can’t wait to see the recipe for the baked ravioli! 🙂

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