Top 10 Foods For Brain Nourishment

 

Is your memory as bad as mine? There are days I can really feel the aging process, lol. I’m always looking for ways to improve/maintain my health and quality of life. The brain is an important part of that.

Last time we covered the nutrients your brain needs most. Before that, we covered the foods that damage your brain. (See here )  Today, I’m going to list 10 foods that will give your brain the biggest bang for its buck. Continue reading “Top 10 Foods For Brain Nourishment”

Growing Radishes

Radishes are easy to grow and are ready to harvest in a short amount of time making them a fantastic crop for children to grow, school gardens or impatient gardeners since most are ready for harvest in as little as a month. They are crunchy and have a peppery taste. Continue reading “Growing Radishes”

Nutrients Your Brain Needs Most For Good Mental Health

Nutritional psychiatry is a relatively new field. Many psychiatrists are now realizing that nutrition plays a bigger role in mental health than previously thought. There is growing evidence Continue reading “Nutrients Your Brain Needs Most For Good Mental Health”

Best Tasting Non-Dairy Ice Cream

When you go dairy-free the food you miss the most besides cheese is ice cream. These days though so many dairy free ice creams are available, for a pretty penny.

There’s a pretty big range in taste and texture available. Frankly, they’re NOT all good. Some are just not worth the money you have to spend. Like Van Leeuwen’s brand from the NYC creamery that cost $10 a pint. Sorry, not that great, even if it was $5 a pint. Lacking.

Most of them are too ice milky. Over time we have tried a bunch of them and have come up with our favorite. Continue reading “Best Tasting Non-Dairy Ice Cream”

Growing Butternut Squash

Butternut squash is a tan squash with a bright orange flesh. It tastes tastes like autumn. It is sweet and nutty much like pumpkin but sweeter and less stringy. Caramelizing it brings out the sweetest, richest flavor. Caramelizing is cooking it until it has a nice golden crust on it, bring out the natural sugars and flavors. I love it roasted with garlic and onion. It also makes a wonderful winter soup.

It is a winter squash, which means it doesn’t fully mature until fall. Continue reading “Growing Butternut Squash”

You Really Gonna Eat That? Foods That Harm Your Brain

 

The Standard American Diet not only makes our waistlines bigger, but it also starves the brain. They used to believe you can’t grow new brain cells. We now know that was wrong. Doesn’t that encourage you? We are fearfully and wonderfully made. We need to get rid of the foods that harm our brain development and add more foods that grow our brains.

Throughout my life, I never put much thought into what I was eating. Turns out there’s bad stuff in there! Let’s discover what that stuff is. We can’t avoid everything that’s harmful, but shouldn’t we at least be educated about it so we can pick and chose what we want to put in our bodies and the bodies of our children whose brains are still developing?

Continue reading “You Really Gonna Eat That? Foods That Harm Your Brain”

Healthy Snack Bar Choice

Because your family wants processed food.

So let’s find a minimally processed, tasty, healthy, snack bar. Great to grab for on the go or staying home. Continue reading “Healthy Snack Bar Choice”

Your Habits When You’re Young Put Your Bones at Risk When You’re Older

Some people have low bone mass even at their peak which is roughly age 30. What factors can cause this? How does it affect your bones and their future?

1/2 of your total body calcium stores are made during puberty. Dietary and lifestyle habits are important at this age!

Did you know men can have low bone density as well?  It just happens to women earlier.

Your body is  building bone during childhood, through the teenage years and Continue reading “Your Habits When You’re Young Put Your Bones at Risk When You’re Older”

Flavorful Spaghetti Squash with Herbs

The problem with spaghetti Squash is that is has no flavor. It is so bland. Using it in place of noodles for spaghetti to reduce calories is a nice idea, but it doesn’t taste like anything. I have tried numerous recipes and they just don’t have much flavor.

I like this one. Continue reading “Flavorful Spaghetti Squash with Herbs”