653Re: Do You Know Your Brain Foods?
- Aug 21, 2008Thats good to know thanks for the info... actually I love fish thats
why i read this post... any topic about fish for allergies?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "joyhudson80"
> Has anyone ever told you that fish is "brain food?" What does this
> really mean?
> It appears there may be some association between the foods we eat and
> the power of our brain. Just like the rest of our bodies, the brain
> reacts negatively to a constant intake of high-fat and junk foods and
> prefers to be nourished by a well-balanced diet.
> Studies have documented the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids, commonly
> found in fatty fish, in lessening the damage wrought by dementia. One
> study showed that eating at least one fish meal per week may
> significantly lower the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.
> Fish is not the only food that has been linked to improved brain power.
> There are also benefits to eating a balanced diet rich in fruits and
> vegetables, whole grains, and fiber. Other touted brain foods are the
> brightest colored fruits and vegetables, such as blueberries,
> strawberries, prunes, raspberries and blackberries, because antioxidants
> found in them have been linked to improved memory. In addition, foods
> containing B vitamins or magnesium are crucial to ensuring normal brain
> and nerve function. Both of these nutrients are often found in whole
> grains and in enriched and whole grain products such as bread, rice,
> pasta and fortified cereals.
> Finally, remember that just like the rest of your body, your brain needs
> energy, which it prefers to get from glucose. This may be one reason why
> some people who follow a low-carbohydrate diet report feeling sluggish.
> Just like every other aspect of nutrition, balance and moderation are
> the keys.
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