Sunday, September 17, 2006

Food For Thought

OK, so what's this all about, you ask? I've been reading this month's "Cooking Light" magazine and there is a very interesting article on "Food For Thought", so I thought I'd share a bit with you. Many of my friends have experienced the incredibly sad chapter in their lives where they have had to care from parents or other loved ones who have suffered with Alzheimer's disease. That then leads to our own fear that we may also suffer its devistating effects later in our own lives. Cooking Light sites a recently published study of mental agility among the elderly from Chicago's Rush University Medical Center and states that foods rich in Niacin and Vitamin E may actually aid in significantly healthier brains. Those whose diets were high in Vitamin E had a 67% lower risk of break out the Guac and enjoy!!!

Other foods that came highly touted included salmon, cremini mushrooms, canola oil and peanuts. Recipes are included for such culinary delights as Multigrain Pilaf with Sunflower Seeds, Almond Chive Salmon, Roasted Green Beans with Mushrooms, and Chicken Poblano Casserole.

As for the above pictured red apple, almonds, blueberries and avocado, they are considered healthy snacks which will sharpen one's "cognitive function".....mmmmmm, just think about that!!!


Gerrie said...

All my favorite foods - why do I deel so senile half the time -LOL!

Ali Honey said...

That was so great to read! I live in New Zealand and grow Avocados and Kiwifruit for export so am pleased when other recognise the nutritional benefits. We also grow Walnuts; Macadamia nuts and many other fruit, herbs and veges for our own use. So hopefully we and others will benefit from eating great tasting food. Cheers!