Wednesday, January 18, 2006
Top 10 Brain Foods
High in fiber and protein.Bananas:
Contains trytophan, a protein that, once converted, helps put you in a good mood. Can't argue with that! Also helps ward off depression and dark moods.Blueberries:
Helps improve memory.Eggs:
A good source of lecithin, which is a great brain stimulant, also rich in choline, which helps improve memory function.Oats:
One study found that they give you a longer lasting supply of energy than sports drinks do.Red Meat:
A good source of iron. A recent study showed that kids whose diets were higher in iron scored better on tests and had higher IQs.Sardines:
(Ok, here's where I skip to #8 - sorry!): Packed with omega-3 fatty acids, it's the ultimate brain food.Sunflower Seeds:
A fantastic source of magnesium that regulates a part of the brain responsible for learning and memory.Whole Grain Bread:
Great source of zinc. Improves hand-eye coordination, attention span and reasoning skills.Yeast Extract:
Packed with Vitamin B, which boosts brain function, and may possibly improve concentration.
| posted by Cate at 6:54 PM
For as long as I can remember, I have loved writing and yearned to be a freelance journalist when I grew up.
When I moved out on my own for the first time, I discovered a second passion ... cooking.
Now, many years later, I still have a love for both and started my site, Sweetnicks, in an effort to combine them.
I have a slight, ahem, obsession with cookbooks, food/cooking magazines, and, well, anything related to food.
Joining the food blogging community ... it's great to be among others who get the obsession.
My site's name comes from our 3-1/2 year-old son, Nicholas, who loves to help me in the kitchen almost
as much as he loves Dora, Spiderman and his girlfriend.
Treats to Work Mondays
The Husband Cooks Wednesdays
New (to me) Blogger on the Block Thursdays
Rediscovering My Library Thursdays
Friday Night Date Night
Sound Bite Saturdays
Weekend Dog Blogging (WDB) Round-Up (Sunday)
The Neighbors Dine Over Sundays
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