This is the ultimate guide to getting your brain in tip-top shape and keeping it healthy via the foods you eat. With a worldwide ageing population, and cases of dementia as well as severe depression and anxiety alarmingly on the rise, the need to look after your brain optimally has never been more important. It has now been proven beyond a doubt that it is possible to improve focus and memory, reduce stress and anxiety, and think more clearly simply by enjoying a diet rich in the right nutrients. In Part 1 of Feed Your Brain, Delia takes you through her 7-step program, simply and clearly explaining the science behind how the brain works, and showing how vitamins, minerals, fats, oils, carbohydrates and proteins affect brain function. Part 2 of the book features delicious, quick and easy recipes that can form the basis of your new diet while also providing you with inspiration to come up with your own ideas in the kitchen.
Delia McCabe has a Masters in Psychology and is completing her doctorate in nutrition. For the past 20 years she has researched how food influences brain function, and she now presents seminars teaching people how to achieve optimum brain health via nutrition.
Preface 1 Introduction 3 PART 1. BRAIN BASICS 17 Chapter 1 Sweat, Sleep, Sex and Stress - What They Mean to Your Brain 18 Chapter 2 What Food Intolerances do to Your Brain 41 Chapter 3 Why Food Additives are bad for Humans 58 Chapter 4 The Vitamins and Minerals Your Brain Needs 74 Chapter 5 Protein and Communication in Your Brain 100 Chapter 6 Stable Energy for Your Brain 120 Chapter 7 The Foundation Fats for Your Brain 135 Chapter 8 A Lighter, Brighter You - Putting it all Together in 7 Steps 163 PART 2. BASIC RECIPES FOR BRAIN HEALTH 167 Introduction 168 Breakfast 170 Snacks 182 Condiments 192 Salads and Vegetables 203 Main Meals 216 Desserts 226 Basics 238 Glossary 245 Resources 261 Acknowledgments 264 References 266 General Index 280 Recipe Index 285