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Brain Food: Defeat Dementia and Cognitive Decline

Brain Food: Defeat Dementia and Cognitive Decline

by Ngaire Hobbins, Michelle Crawford


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Better Brain Food: Eat to Cheat Dementia and Cognitive Decline

The increase of the average lifespan 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.

In Better Brain Food, dietitian Ngaire Hobbins, an international authority on nutrition for aged care, presents a compelling argument that the food you eat can make a big difference to your quality of life as you age. Included in the book is the science behind these food choices and an assortment of recipes for categories such as:
  • Power meals
  • Fast salads
  • Snacks and drinks
  • Soups
  • Fruit and sweet things
  • And more!
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. 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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781510743649
Publisher: Skyhorse
Publication date: 09/24/2019
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 8.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Ngaire Hobbins is an international expert on nutrition for aged care and sought-after speaker. 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. She has written articles on Tasmanian tourism and food stories that have been published in Country Style, Jetstar Magazine, Feast Magazine, Inside Out, and Lunch Lady Magazine.

Table of Contents

Foreword 7

Part 1 The Science 11

Chapter 1 Feeding your brain 12

Chapter 2 Understanding the brain 15

Chapter 3 What you can change 22

Chapter 4 Eating to prevent dementia 24

Chapter 5 Eating for brain maintenance 36

Chapter 6 Gut health 42

Chapter 7 Obesity and diabetes 46

Chapter 8 Diet plans in the news 54

Chapter 9 Brain health through the ages 59

Part 2 The Recipes 63

Pantry essentials 64

Tool kit 75

Cooking for one or two 87

Quick power meals 109

Fast salads 135

More substantial meals 155

Smart soups 175

Snacks & drinks 195

Fruit & sweet thing's 215

Index 234

Conversion charts 238

Acknowledgments 239

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