INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - “Feed your head, the dormouse said”. Grace Slick and the Jefferson Airplane crooned this verse in their legendary song, “White Rabbit”
The “You are what you eat” mantra has been hardwired into us since childhood. How you feel at this very moment is based upon what you last ate. If you had a heavy breakfast of fried things or sugary doughnuts, you’re probably temporarily brain dead.
- Being a junk food junkie may damage your brain in alarming ways.
- Eating unhealthy food sets the stage for mental troubles.
- Negative changes in brain chemistry can occur just after a few weeks of unhealthy eating.
- Wake Forest School of Geriatric Medicine found people who eat meals high in sugar and saturated fat for as little as one month performed more poorly on memory tests.
- Fast food meals contain a toxic mixture of unhealthy fats, preservatives, coloring and refined carbohydrates that can create imbalances in your brain.
The food you eat must be easy to digest or the blood needed in your brain is instead, in your stomach assisting digestion. That’s why you’re so sleepy after a super-sized, all-u-can-eat slabs-o-beef, potatoes, greasy gravy, sugar, and white carbs.
Brain Food from researchers at UCLA:
- Berries protect against Alzheimer’s.
- Tea, red wine and dark chocolate-reduce risk for dementia.
- Vitamin D-The Sun Vitamin- reduces age-related learning decline.
- Rosemary-guards against brain degeneration.
- Turmeric-improves memory retrieval.
- Salmon-fresh caught-may reduce age-related mental decline.
- Folic Acid-Dark leafy greens-helps maintain mental function.
Lemon, Rosemary Salmon Fillets
2 Wild-Caught Salmon Fillets-boned and skinned-protein and Omega-3
1 lemon, sliced thinly-Vitamin C
4 sprigs of fresh rosemary- increases blood flow to the brain, improving concentration.
Sea salt to taste
1 tbs. Olive oil, or as needed-Antioxidant
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Arrange lemon slices in a single layer in a baking dish.
- Layer with 2 sprigs of rosemary and top with salmon fillets.
- Sprinkle with salt, layer with remaining rosemary and garnish with slices of lemon.
- Drizzle with good olive oil.
- Bake 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until fish is easy to flake.
- Serve over bed of lightly sautéed greens.
Dessert Prop on table-Bowl of Fresh Summer Berries with Dark Chocolate
Beverage prop on table-cup of turmeric and ginger tea and a glass of Red Wine
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