March 2022 Newsletter – National Nutrition Month

March 2022 Newsletter – National Nutrition Month NJPNI NOW HAS A NUTRITIONIST ON STAFF! Headaches & Nutrition. Magnesium is one of those Neurology super-nutrients. Magnesium is great for preventing headaches. It’s also very helpful in treating symptoms of ADHD, tics, and anxiety. Getting more magnesium through nutrition is key!





 
 

NJPNI NOW HAS A NUTRITIONIST ON STAFF!

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Headaches & Nutrition
Magnesium is one of those Neurology super-nutrients. Magnesium is great for preventing headaches. It’s also very helpful in treating symptoms of ADHD, tics, and anxiety. Getting more magnesium through nutrition is key!
Here’s what you can do (drink-wise) to help end a migraine. Water, water, water!!!! If you are a tea person, go with ginger or peppermint tea. Ginger ale and coconut water are two other options.
Here are a few heavy-hitters for causing migraines. Eliminating triggers helps to bring down the frequency and intensity of migraines, but it may not completely eliminate them.
Brain Boosting Foods for Kids
Nutrition can be so complex, so we are going to break it down for you! According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, kids need omega-3 fatty acids for brain function and development. Additionally, they suggest that omega-3 fatty acids may help manage psychological and behavioral conditions. It is important for focusing!

Omega-3s are “essential” fatty acids that our bodies need but can’t make on their own. We must rely on our diet to get enough of them.

Here is a list of some delicious, brain-boosting snacks that may positively affect your child’s cognitive processes, emotions, and give them the very best chance to live their happiest lives.

  • Avocado Toast – Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fatty acids that improve our cognitive function and lower inflammation. Pair that with whole-grain gluten-free bread, drizzle a little bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper and you have a tasty brain-boosting snack.
  • Tuna Salad with Whole-Grain Gluten-Free Crackers – Tuna is a great option for (healthy) fatty fish. Pair it with some whole-grains for a perfect mid-day snack!
  • Green Smoothie – Smoothies can be a great way to get in some extra fruits and vegetables into our day. Add some nut-butter, avocado, chia or flaxseed for an added omega-3 and vitamin E boost. For our picky eaters, you can try freezing them in popsicle molds for a fun, refreshing twist!
  • Kale Chips – Green, leafy vegetables are loaded with so many wonderful vitamins and minerals, including vitamin E. What better way to eat them than in chip form! Just toss them in some olive oil, salt, and pepper to taste.
  • Apple Slices with Almond Butter (or any nut butter of your liking!) – Apples are rich in many vitamins and minerals, and almond butter, is rich in vitamin E and omega-3’s, which can help slow the release of naturally occurring sugar and prevent a blood sugar spike.
  • Homemade Trail Mix – You can mix and match different dried fruits with nuts and seeds of your choice. Add some cacao nibs for another antioxidant boost.

Lastly, a BIG welcome to our new Neurology Nurse Practitioner, Heather Weiner!

Make an appt with her TODAY!

http://www.njpni.com
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