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653Re: Do You Know Your Brain Foods?

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  • Beau Geste
    Aug 21, 2008
      Thats good to know thanks for the info... actually I love fish thats
      why i read this post... any topic about fish for allergies?



      --- In fruitabuparents@yahoogroups.com, "joyhudson80"
      <joyhudson80@...> wrote:
      >
      > 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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