What You Need To Make a Savory Oats Recipe for Busting Brain Fog

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Brain fog is caused by a number of factors, including stress, lack of sleep, dehydration, and diet. One way to fight it is by adding nootropics to your diet, which can help reduce mental fatigue and increase blood circulation to help your brain think better, according to registered herbalist Rachelle Robinett.

On the latest episode of Plant-Based, a series on the Well+Good YouTube channel, spices like turmeric, black pepper, and cayenne taste are used to make a delicious savory oats recipe for breakfast or quick snack.

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Herbal savory oats

½ cup rolled oats
¼ tsp functional mushroom powder (blend of ten functional mushrooms)
1 freshly chopped scallion
1 tsp dulse flakes
1 tsp sweet white miso
¼ cup dried mushrooms
1 tsp grated fresh ginger
Sprinkle of seasoned rice wine vinegar

Functional mushrooms give nice umami flavor, while scallions and ginger improve your cognition while offering anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, and immune-boosting properties. Dulse is seaweed, which has a touch of natural salt to promote thyroid health and could be beneficial for getting some electrolytes back after a workout.

Miso is fermented, which makes it excellent for your gut health and immunity. Ginger also improves gut health and it adds some juiciness to go with the tang from the rice wine vinegar. And feel free to play with toppings—sesame seeds to offer crunch and healthy fats, turmeric to provide anti-inflammatory properties and spice, and sesame oil for taste. Turmeric helps lower neuro-inflammation, which in turn can lower anxiety and depression, too, beyond just that spicy kick.

Watch the video above for the full recipe.

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