Mussels are an almost-perfect brain food because they are packed with two key nutrients -- DHA and vitamin B-12 – that are vital to protecting your brain health and preserving your memory as you age.
Tomatoes are one of the easiest and most economical ways to increase your intake of a brain-protecting class of plant nutrients called carotenoids. Pronounced ca-ROT-en-oids, these molecules safeguard fat in the body, which is very valuable for brain function, since your brain is mainly made of fat.
‘Tis the season to be jolly, but with a parade of boozy holiday parties, family get-togethers, and shopping list anxiety in an era of austerity, moods tend to tank. But never fear as a trip to the Farmacy can help ensure you still have a merry little Christmas. To help keep your Ho Ho Ho free of Boo Hoo Hoo here are my top Holiday Farmacy Food Swaps.
Purple cauliflower is the purple potion that builds a better brain.
Cauliflower contains vitamin B6 and folate, two methylators that are vital to making neurotransmitters like serotonin and dopamine which regulated mood, memory, sex drive, pleasure and attention. They also reduce homocystiene, high levels of which are associated with both depression and heart disease. It is a brainfood carb as it is very low in sugar, but high in fiber. This purple potion is also packed with vitamin C.