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Hello Friends and Happy Monday
I trust you all had a wonderful weekend and to my friends in the Mid-Atlantic, I hope you have dug out from last week’s Nor’Easter. We are getting closer and closer to Spring and hopefully we’ll forget all about this winter’s wild and cold weather. However, if you do want to remember maybe a few of these foods from Chapter 4 ~ Memory Savers will help.
I don’t worry so much about losing my memory due to aging, but the fact that I have too much information in my head which may can cause more forgetfulness. How many times have you walked into a room only to forget what you went in there for? (raise your hand).
Exercising the brain and body helps as we get older and blogging is great brain exercise because of the constant reading, learning and creating. In addition to mental exercises these foods can improve our brain’s performance.
- Asparagus – Rich is Vitamin B’s
- Mustard – especially yellow are chock full of curcuminoids
- Almonds – omega-3 fatty acids
- Apricots – powerful antioxidant beta carotene
- Cantaloupe – Vitamin C – add to your morning cereal
- Apple – “an apple a day” is still true
- Blueberries – powerful antioxidants – add to your high fiber cereal
- Boiled Rice – cook the rice and drink the liquid from the pot to restore electrolytes
- Olive Oil – “miracle” memory booster with omega-3 fatty acids
- Banana – B6 boost
- Raisins – tiny fruit with a brain boost, try with peanut butter, sliced banana on a graham cracker as an afternoon snack
- Seaweed – wrapped around sushi – loaded with vitamin B12
- Turnip Greens – chock full of potent antioxidants
- Spinach – try adding to your sandwiches instead of lettuce
- Eggs – rich source of choline
- Barley – oatmeal with bananas or blueberries
- Prunes – like it’s wrinkled cousin the raisin
- Fish – eating fish once a week keeps your brain young
- Lentil Soup – try this Crock Pot soup recipe using lentils & turnip greens
- Cabbage – shredded as in coleslaw or cooked with fish and rice
- Green Tea – rich in EGCG
- Java – a morning cup of coffee stimulates the brain
- Ricotta Cheese – rich in calcium, try adding to salads and desserts
- RED WINE – OH SO FINE… but only a glass every now and then…not every night (dang it)
All of these food items, with the exception of the wine were ones that my grandmother taught us to eat. I believe that getting this book from my aunt, her last remaining daughter is her way of reminding me to eat right – thanks Mama (RIP).
Stay Blessed – No Stress in 2014!