You may know authors Rebecca Katz and Mat Edelson from The Cancer Fighting Cookbook. Well, they're back with another thoughtful and informative guide: The Healthy Mind Cookbook: Big-Flavor Recipes to Enhance Brain Function, Mood, Memory, and Mental Clarity.
Check, check, check; I need help with all of those.
Multi-tasking will wear you down and we all are doing more and more of it. With this in mind, it's no wonder that science has been taking a thoughtful look at the effect of the food you eat on brain function. Depression, ADHD, memory loss - is there a link? Using the latest research on the connections between the nutrition and mental efficiency, the authors have identified foods that can improve "the brain's ability to control cognition, emotion, and physical function -- all which dictate memory and mood."
The recipes are easy to follow with beautiful, full color photography for each dish.
It's a culinary pharmacy in your kitchen and it's delicious. Entrees, soups, tonics, elixirs - even sweets! If organics are important to you, they've got you covered, too. We tried the Double Red Pepper Hummus (p. 146) and I don't think I'll ever buy hummus again. Like a kid at Christmas, my family is targeting some of the recipes: Shrimp-Stuffed Avocados 2.0, Thai It Up Steak Salad, Ginger Scented Forbidden Rice, and Mexican Hot Chocolate are in my future.
There's hope that the mental fog may lift in a yummy way.
[I received this book free, from the Blogging for Books program, in exchange for my honest review. That happens to be the only kind of review I do - so, we're good. ]