June 2021 • 3 min read
One of the easiest decisions we can make to improve our brain health is to greatly reduce or remove processed foods from our diet. Our bodies and minds are simply happier when we eat whole, real food and cook “from scratch” recipes. With less sugar, fat, and carbohydrates and more anti-oxidants and vitamins in our system, we have more energy, less inflammation, and a greater chance to perform at our highest levels possible.
At Amazing Place, we follow the evidence-based Memory Preservation Nutrition® program* which is as easy to follow at home as it is in our on-site kitchen. Some basics to consider:
As always, check with your doctor to make sure you are getting the nutrition your body needs. But remember that whole foods are absolutely delicious and can go a long way in making you feel better and more alert. To get you started, try one of my favorite recipes, ratatouille, a stewed vegetable dish that is healthy and very filling. High in nutrients and low in calories, ratatouille is a balanced meal that everyone will love. Bon appetite!
*The Memory Preservation Nutrition® program was developed by Dr. Nancy Emerson Lombardo in concert with several medical specialists. Dr. Lombardo has over 30 years of experience working on the treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s. She holds a Ph.D. from Yale University, is a co-founder of the national Alzheimer’s Association and played a prominent role in the founding of Alzheimer’s Disease International. She is also an Adjunct Research Assistant Professor of Neurology at Boston University School of Medicine and Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Center.