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One thing that is affected by detoxing is your brain. Our brains get hooked on stimulants like sugar, caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, prescription drugs and other chemical additives used in foods and drinks. Not to mention the snack habits that can be hard to break during the detox or slimming program. 

This recipe provides a treat or snack during your Herbal BodiTune 30 day detox or Herbal Slim program.

It’s sugar-free and high in nutrition, good fats, protein, and antioxidants.

The blueberries, cacao, and walnuts all have specific nutritional benefits for the brain. See below.

Ingredients:

  • 12 Dates
  • 1 cup of walnuts
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil
  • 1/3 cup raw cacao powder
  • 2 Tablespoons of blueberries
  • 1 Tablespoon of chia seeds
  • 1 Tsp vanilla essence

Method:

Soak the dates in water for 1 hour until soft. Soak the Chia seeds in just enough water to cover them, so they thicken into a semi-solid jelly. Place the walnuts in the blender and process until a fine meal. Add everything else and process until a little pasty. Place mixture into a bowl and spoon out onto some coconut to roll into balls.

Place into fridge and allow to solidify for 1 hour before eating.

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Brain benefits of Blueberries

The findings of one study suggest that moderate-term blueberry supplementation can confer neurocognitive benefit and establish a basis for more comprehensive human trials to study preventive potential and neuronal mechanisms. PubMed 
 

Brain benefits of Walnuts

English walnuts are rich in numerous phytochemicals, including high amounts of polyunsaturated fatty acids, and offer potential benefits to brain health. Polyphenolic compounds found in walnuts not only reduce the oxidant and inflammatory load on brain cells but also improve inter-neuronal signaling. PUBMED 

Walnuts looking like the brain
 

 

 

Evidence suggests that the integration of walnuts into a healthy diet could be an effective means of prolonging health spans, slowing the processes of brain aging, and reducing the risk of chronic neurodegenerative disease. Journal of Nutrition

Brain benefits of Cacao

Cacao in its raw form

 

 

 

 

One study showed consumption of cocoa flavanol improved regional cerebral perfusion in older adults. This provided evidence for a possible acute mechanism by which cocoa flavanols are associated with benefits for cognitive performance. See more