Brain-Healthy Diet – Putting it All Together

In previous blog posts, we have discussed the role of fat, protein, and non-starchy vegetables in a promoting cognitive health. Including healthy fats, such as olive oil, nuts, seeds, or fish, with each meal is an important foundation to a brain-healthy diet. Combining your healthy fats with lean proteins and lots of veggies provide an […] Read More

The Link Between Sugar and Alzheimer’s

Alzheimer’s disease has occasionally been referred to as “type 3 diabetes even though the link between sugar, insulin and memory loss was not clearly understood. The only loose association may be that type 1 diabetes is an autoimmune disease, type 2 diabetes is a chronic disease caused by diet and Alzheimer’s may be both–it has […] Read More

The Miraculous Microbiome

Ninety percent of the cells in the human body are those of beneficial bacteria – and the majority reside in the gut or “microbiome.” In recent years, it has become clear that the microbiome are essential for overall health. The microbiome is involved in immune system and central nervous system function. The microbiome is also […] Read More

Protein and Your Brain – Animal-Based Sources

  Including protein with each meal is an important building block of a brain-healthy diet. Protein can help manage blood sugar levels, increase meal satiety, and promote the maintenance of lean muscle. In the last blog post, “Protein and Your Brain, Plant-Based Sources” we discussed the benefits and sources of plant-based protein options. Animal-based proteins […] Read More

Protein and Your Brain – Plant-Based Sources

  Protein is an important macronutrient at all stages of life. As you age, including protein with each meal can stabilize blood sugar levels, increase meal satiety, and promote the maintenance of lean muscle. You can obtain protein from both plant and animal sources. Plant-based proteins provide fiber and prebiotics (the food that keeps those […] Read More

Carbohydrates – The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

In a previous article, Carbohydrates & Your Brain, we shared that consuming more fat and vegetables, and less carbohydrate is an important way to fuel your brain. But what exactly does this look like in action? First, a review: Carbohydrates are found in grains and anything made with grain flour, starchy vegetables, fruit, milk, beans, […] Read More

Carbohydrates & Your Brain

Providing your brain with the right fuel is a foundational step to maintaining and improving your brain health. But with all of the diet advice out there, it can be difficult to figure out what is good for your brain – and what isn’t. Keep reading for sound nutrition advice that you can implement today. […] Read More

Sweeten Safely

Artificial sweeteners – you probably know them as the little pick packet (saccharine), the little blue packet (aspartame), and the little yellow packet (sucralose ) – are used in a wide variety of foods and beverages. Much of the research to date has found artificial sweeteners may actually increase appetite, cause weight gain, and affect […] Read More

It’s Tea Time!

There are many dietary choices that can benefit brain function – including enjoying a cup or two of green tea daily. Green tea has high levels of epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), which is neuroprotective, antiinflammatory, and an antioxidant. Green tea also is a source of L-theanine, which is an amino acid that can improve focus, relieve anxiety, […] Read More

Eat Your Vegetables!

Most of us know we need to eat more vegetables, but for far too many of us vegetables are an afterthought to a meal. It may not surprise you that according to a CDC report in 2017, less than 10% of US adults consumes the recommended 2-3 cups of vegetables per day. Clearly, we have […] Read More