Power Foods for the Brain: An Effective 3-Step Plan to Protect Your Mind and Strengthen Your Memory
Neal D Barnard
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Could your breakfast or lunch be harming your memory?
Are you missing out on the foods that could prevent Alzheimer's disease?
Everyone knows good nutrition supports your overall health, but few realize that certain foods-power foods-can protect your brain and optimize its function, and even dramatically reduce your risk of Alzheimer's Disease. Now, New York Times bestselling author, clinical researcher and health advocate Dr. Neal Barnard has gathered the most up-to-date research and created a groundbreaking program that can strengthen your memory and protect your brain's health.
In this effective 3-step plan Dr. Barnard reveals which foods to increase in your diet and which to avoid, and shows you specific exercises and supplements that can make a difference. It will not only help boost brain health, but it can also reduce your risk of Alzheimer's disease, stroke, and other less serious malfunctions such as low energy, poor sleep patterns, irritability, and lack of focus. You'll discover:
- The best foods to increase cognitive function
- Dairy products and meats-the dangers they may pose to your memory
- The surprising roles alcohol and caffeine play in Alzheimer's risk
- The latest research on toxic metals, like aluminum found in cookware, soda cans, and common antacids.
- Plus a detailed menu plan, recipes and time-saving kitchen tips
you can exercise your brain? Simple mental exercises strengthen connections within your brain. They are surprisingly easy, fun, and powerful. I’ll help you develop a regimen for peak performance. Physical exercises are powerful, too. Just as exercise strengthens your heart, it does the same for your brain. The effect of physical exercise is so dramatic that MRI scans can demonstrate a visible difference in brain structure in a relatively short period of time. You’ll learn which exercises are
right. Also, talk with your doctor before you jump into a new exercise routine. If you have been sedentary, have any serious health problems, have a great deal of weight to lose, or are over forty, have your provider check whether you are ready for exercise, and how rapidly to begin. Get complete nutrition. The way of eating presented in this book is likely to improve your nutrition overall, in addition to the specific health benefits it may bring. Even so, you will want to ensure that you get
Yes, all that time plowing through books, working at the blackboard, writing essays, solving math problems, and studying for tests really does strengthen connections in your brain. Indeed, a large study of older adults living in Memphis, Tennessee, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, showed that people with higher levels of education were more likely to retain their mental clarity into old age, compared with people with little education or low literacy levels.2 Other studies had shown much the same
which you are doing fine in other respects—you’re able to socialize, take care of yourself, and enjoy life—but your memory and thinking are not as sharp as they were. You might be a bit slower when it comes to paying bills or balancing your checkbook, and you might forget to pick up your dry cleaning. You may have trouble with names and words. You may also have trouble solving problems, planning ahead, or focusing your attention. How can you tell whether mild cognitive impairment will turn into
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