Friday, May 28, 2021

Brain Boosting Bites


It's a list of foods I won't forget as I'm making a habit of including these in my menu. Salmon, dark green leafy vegetables, berries and walnuts make the list. Trout, cabbage, broccoli fit the bill.

A combination of foods in the Mediterranean and DASH diets may improve mind function as well as protect the heart. These include:

  • Seafood (twice per week)
  • Olive Oil
  • Lots of vegetables
  • Whole grains (three daily)
  • Beans and lentils
  • Nuts
  • Poultry

Foods to limit include:

  • Processed pastries and sweets
  • Red meat
  • Butter and margarine
  • Fried foods

Above is my meal with many of the foods that met the cut. There's salmon, spinach, whole grain bread and strawberries. The salmon and par-cooked potatoes are seasoned with the spice turmeric. Benefits of the spice are encouraging in that a compound in turmeric may help fight brain degeneration.

To bake the salmon, I first greased a pan with olive oil. I seasoned the salmon fillet with salt and black pepper, then with turmeric. Placing the fillet skin side up in the baking dish, I baked in a 400 F. degree oven for 15-20 minutes, until the internal temperature reaches 145 F. The potato quarters are par cooked, seasoned with turmeric and baked in a separate pan greased with olive oil. 

June is Alzheimer's & Brain Awareness Month. Learn why good nutrition plays a role in brain health at  

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