We read a lot about eating to save our hearts or waistlines, but what about our brains? Did you know that the brain suck up roughly 20% of your daily calories? Eating the right kinds of foods can help delay or prevent senility, Alzheimer’s and age-related memory loss. Besides, what’s the fun of living a long life if you can’t remember anything?
Before you plan your meals you may want to add these brain power foods to your menu.
Omega-3s—and people with the lowest levels of omega-3 fatty acid in their blood cells had smaller brains compared to those with high levels, according to a recent study in Neurology.
Omega 3s, support heart health, brain health, boost mood, and lower blood pressure.
Vitamin E is another antioxidant that helps protect your brain and nerve cells from potential damage. Researchers have found that supplementing a diet with vitamin E can delay the progress of Alzheimer’s disease, or help prevent it altogether.
Jonny Bowden, PhD, CNS, also known as “THE ROGUE NUTRITIONIST” is a board-certified nutritionist with a master’s degree in psychology and the best-selling author of twelve books including “The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth”, “Living Low Carb”, and “The Most Effective Natural Cures on Earth”. He has appeared on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, and CBS and Dr. Oz’s XM Radio show as an expert on nutrition and weight loss, and has written or contributed to articles for dozens of print and online publications including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Us Weekly, “O” The Oprah Magazine , The Daily Beast, Vanity Fair Online, Time, Oxygen, Marie Claire, Diabetes Focus, GQ, US Weekly, Cosmopolitan, Self, Fitness, Family Circle, Allure, Men’s Heath, Prevention, Natural Health , and many other publications. His latest book, “The Great Cholesterol Myth”-- co-authored with renowned cardiologist Stephen Sinatra, MD
He is the author of:
· “The 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth”
· “The 100 Healthiest Foods for Pregnancy” (with Allison Tannis)
· “The Most Effective Natural Cures on Earth”
· “The Healthiest Meals on Earth” (with Jeannette Bessinger)
· “The 150 Most Effective Ways to Boost Your Energy”
· “The Most Effective Ways to Live Longer”
· “The Live Longer Cookbook” (with Jeannette Bessinger)
· "Living Low Carb” (Revised and expanded edition)