Learn about the Atlantic salmon scam and the myth of so-called healthy sweeteners. It's not just the kinds of foods you eat, it's the quality of those foods that makes the difference between helping or harming your brain.
On these pages, you'll learn about the details of a brain-healthy diet and how you can change your dietary habits to improve your brain health.
While other factors impact brain health too, your diet is the primary source of physical sustenance. So what you eat plays a large role in whether your brain thrives, or just survives. Since you need to eat, changes in diet are often the quickest way to revitalize your brain.
Your brain needs sugar for energy but too much of the wrong kind causes brain problems, even Alzheimer's. Research has found a correlation between excessive sugar consumption and Alzheimer's. Consuming too much sugar can lead to insulin resistance in the brain and Alzheimer's is now being considered type-3 diabetes.
The typical modern breakfast is a nutritional nightmare due to its high carb and low nutrient content. Learn how to make healthy bison sausage. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. After not having eaten for 8+ hours, your blood sugar is low and so is the energy supply to your brain. But the typical modern breakfast may be worse than no breakfast at all!
Olive oil has many health benefits. But now it looks like the olive oil you trusted to provide you with health benefits might be a fake. Independent tests at the University of California found that 69% of all store-bought extra virgin olive oils in the US are fake. The same University of California study also listed which brands met their standards for being true extra virgin olive oil.
There are 3,000 additives in the US food supply. Learn which five are most toxic to your brain and how to avoid them. Reading labels is a good place to start for avoiding these additives, but this can be confusing. Not all additives are unhealthy. But some of the worst health offenders aren't required to be on the label!
A diet centered on meat and starches is healthiest because it is similar to the diet of our hunter-gatherer ancestors. We are meant to eat this way. Adopting this plan should have you feeling satisfied, no longer driven by cravings or unreasonable hunger. It makes it easy to eat healthy and reach your ideal weight.
"Healthy" vegetable oils are just the opposite. They contribute to chronic inflammation and a host of major diseases. Learn what to use instead. Vegetable oils are chemically unstable and readily react with oxygen, turning into cholesterol and saturated fat in our bodies, exactly what we were told consuming these vegetable oils would avoid!
Most resolutions enhance brain health and improving cognitive fitness actually makes it easier to keep your resolutions. It's positive feedback. Unfortunately, almost all resolutions fail, but your brain is also malleable and is always capable of changing, if you help it along. Here are six powerful ways to retrain your brain to make it more likely you'll stick with your New Year’s resolutions.
MSG is a ubiquitous food additive that's linked to a host of brain-related conditions. Learn how this happens and food sources to avoid. MSG breaks down in the body into glutamate, a naturally occurring neurotransmitter. But in excess, glutamate is considered an excitotoxin -- a substance that literally stimulates brain cells to death!