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Ageing is a triumph of modern medicine. On average we can expect to live 10 or 20 years longer than our grandparents' generation. These extra years are a wonderful bonus but also impose unprecedented challenges to our bodies and brains.
Recent scientific investigations have uncovered foods and ingredients that can help protect brain cells from damage by oxidation and inflammation, and keep the systems that support them working as well as possible. There is no magic pill (and beware of anyone who claims a simple solution), but there is evidence-based advice on foods and lifestyle strategies that can give your brain the best chance of peak health.
An international authority on nutrition for aged care, dietitian Ngaire Hobbins presents a compelling argument that the food you eat can make a big difference to your quality of life as you age. Combined with inspiring recipes that offer optimal nutrition for brain health and can be adapted for households for singles to larger families, Better Brain Food is the lifestyle guide you need as you or those you love grow old.
About the Authors
Ngaire Hobbins is an international expert on nutrition for aged care and sought-after speak. She is a member of and presents at conferences for the International Federation of Ageing, the Gerontological Society of America and the British Society of Gerontology. She has deep clinical experience as a dietitian both in hospital and private practice. She self-published her first two books, Eat to Cheat Ageing and Eat to Cheat Dementia.
Michelle Crawford is a recipe developer, food stylist and author of A Table in the Orchard.<./i>
I got stuck straight into the recipes and then read the reasons why I should eat the way the book suggests. I am less likely to lose my marbles from eating this way - all based firmly on scientific evidence. I just adjusted the recipes where it contained foods I can't eat - I'm gluten free - to foods I can eat. My brain has turned on, I am sleeping better and found the dishes tasty and already some have become favourites. I'm not hungry, have energy and I can have dessert without going overboard!! So happy.
More than just another CookBook
Information generally very good and up to date with latest research, though I am a bit concerned by her continued consumption of processed meats.
Living to 100
Excellent. Informative. Great recipes.
Every day reading and reference
Foreword PART 1 the Science Eating for brain health | Understanding the brain | What youcan change | Feeding your brain to prevent dementia | Eatingfor brain maintenance | Gut health | Obesity and diabetes | Diet plans in the news | Brain health through the ages PART 2 the Recipes Pantry essentials | Tool kit Cooking for one or two | Quick power meals | Fast Salads | More substantial meals | Smart soups | Snacks and drinks | Fruit and sweet things Index Acknowledgments
ISBN: 9781760522544 ISBN-10: 1760522546 Format:
Number Of Pages: 240 Published: 26th July 2017 Publisher: Murdoch Books Country of Publication: AU Dimensions (cm): 25.5 x 20.0