Stress, lack of sleep, dehydration, and diet are all factors that contribute to brain fog. According to trained herbalist Rachelle Robinett, one approach to combat it is to include nootropics in your diet, which can help minimize mental weariness and improve blood circulation, allowing your brain to think more clearly.
Spices like turmeric, black pepper, and cayenne pepper are combines in the latest episode of Plant-Based, a series on the Well+Good YouTube channel, to prepare a tasty savory oats recipe for breakfast or a quick snack.
savory oats with herbs
14 tsp beneficial mushroom powder 12 cups rolled oats (blend of ten functional mushrooms)
One scallion, finely chopped
One teaspoon of dulse flakes
One teaspoon miso (sweet white)
14 cup mushrooms (dry)
1 tsp fresh ginger, grated
a sprinkling of rice wine vinegar (seasoned)
Scallions and ginger increase cognition and have anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and immune-boosting qualities, while functional mushrooms add umami flavor. Dulse is a type of seaweed that contains a tiny amount of natural salt and may help regain electrolytes after a workout.
Because miso is fermented, it’s excellent for gut health and immunity. Ginger promotes digestive health and adds juiciness to balance out the tang of the rice wine vinegar. And don’t be afraid to experiment with toppings like sesame seeds for crunch and healthy fats, turmeric for anti-inflammatory benefits and spice, and sesame oil for flavor. Turmeric reduces neuroinflammation, which can aid with anxiety and sadness in addition to the spicy kick.