Our brains are 70% fat based and therefore need fat. A deficiency in essential fats can affect our behaviour and ability to learn, while foods with anti-nutrients such as sugar and damaged fats can also have negative effects.
To help our brains, the nutritionists at Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat in the hinterland of the Queensland Gold Coast recommend these foods :
Brazil nuts, oysters, butter, seeds, eggs, tuna, broccoli, mackerel and wholegrains contain selenium while essential fatty acids are found in fish, flaxseed oil, nuts and seeds, beef, lamb, chicken and eggs.
Gwinganna’s Coconut Crusted Snapper Recipe
Serves 6 mains or 20 portions
1 kg snapper (or white fish)
1 cup desiccated coconut
¼ cup sesame seeds
½ bunch fresh coriander
zest and juice of 1 lime
sea salt, cracked pepper
1 tsp maple syrup
1 In food processor combine coconut, sesame seeds and coriander. Blend till finely chopped, add rest of ingredients except fish until combined.
2 Cut snapper either into bite size pieces or main course size.
3 Press the topping onto the fish pieces.
4 Bake in pre-heated oven (approx. 160 C) until cooked
The Carousel thanks Gwinganna for this Coconut Crusted Snapper recipe.
Ecotourism Certified, Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat is a complete health and wellness escape to help you re-focus on health. This expansive low tech Gold Coast location offers a range of fully inclusive wellness packages with extensive facilities and unique spa services, organic cuisine, diverse activities and wellness education. Look for the native koalas and wallabies around the property and soak up the peaceful surrounds of nature.