Brain Food

By Lisa Mosconi

8.5/10
(8.5/10)

326 pages

Brain Food by Lisa Mosconi, PhD, INHC

What’s it about?
Lisa Mosconi is both a neuroscientist and a certified integrative nutritionist.  In this book she delves into the question of what to eat for the health of your brain.

Here is link to her TED talk that covers a lot of the same material.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twG4mr6Jov0

What did I learn?
my biggest take aways- in no particular order

-drinking natural spring water is really important.  Think 8- 8oz.  glasses a day.

-try to eliminate white sugar/ white flour foods.

-Try a little honey, coconut sugar,  or maple syrup to sweeten foods.

-eat plant based foods

-best overall brain food is caviar…

-eat cold water fish a couple of times a week
wild caught salmon, mackerel, blue fish, sardines, and anchovies

-eat  2-3  eggs a week

-exercise

-sleep well

-play board games or card games for maximum benefits

If you drink make it a 5 oz. glass of Red wine and not too often…

red meat and pork- only 1 to 2 times per month

Should I read it?
​If you have any interest in brain health then this book is informative.

Quote-“In terms of brain activity, foods that metabolize quickly into sugar and contain very little fiber are the worst you can eat.  These include sugary beverages, sweetened fruit juices, baked goods, and candy, as well as white-flour foods such as pasta and pizza”.

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