We baby boomers CAN stay mentally sharp
and keep our brains healthy as we grow older.

Here's how to do it.

10 Lies and Myths that Mainstream Nutritionists Spread | Best Ideas for Brain Health 3.05.13

 

10 Lies and Myths that Mainstream Nutritionists Spread
The National Academies’ Institute of Medicine recommends adults get 45-65% of their calories from carbohydrates, 20-35% from fat, and 10-35% from protein. This lopsided ratio is virtually guaranteed to lead you astray, and result in a heightened risk of chronic disease.

OUR TAKE: This is Lie #1. Fabulous article! It brings together, in one place, the most prevalent nutritional myths that have increased the risk for chronic illness and disease for millions for the last few decades. Nutrition is a key lifestyle factor for better brain health. Take heed!

Is Cocoa the Brain Drug of the Future?
Researchers at the University of L’Aquila in Italy, with scientists from Mars, Inc., and their colleagues published findings last September that suggest cognitive function in the elderly is improved by ingesting high levels of natural compounds found in cocoa called flavanols.

TAKEAWAY: While there are beneficial compounds in cocoa, beware how they are and will be marketed. Imagine what Mars, the candy company, will do with this information. Be smart!

Red Meat: It Does a Body Good!
Over the past two decades, red meat has been increasingly blamed for everything from heart disease to cancer. In fact, an impartial review of the evidence indicates that red meat is one of the healthiest foods you can eat.

Dairy Industry Wants to Add Aspartame to Skim Milk
The dairy industry is presently requesting permission from the Food & Drug Administration to add aspartame to skim milk without having to add it to the front of the package. There’s enough terrible and excess stuff that goes into a lot of milk coming from factory farms; does there really need to potentially be one more?

For more on how to keep your mind sharp for life:

Pillars of Brain Health & Fitness: The foundation of a fit brain

 

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We baby boomers CAN stay mentally sharp
and keep our brains healthy as we grow older.

Here's how to do it.