Brain food The surprising science of eating for cognitive power

Lisa Mosconi

Book - 2018

"How to eat for maximum brain power and health from an expert in both neuroscience and nutrition. Like our bodies, our brains have very specific food requirements. And in this eye-opening book from an author who is both a neuroscientist and a certified integrative nutritionist, we learn what should be on our menu. Dr. Lisa Mosconi, whose research spans an extraordinary range of specialties including brain science, the microbiome, and nutritional genomics, notes that the dietary needs of the... brain are substantially different from those of the other organs, yet few of us have any idea what they might be. Her innovative approach to cognitive health incorporates concepts that most doctors have yet to learn. Busting through advice based on pseudoscience, Dr. Mosconi provides recommendations for a complete food plan, while calling out noteworthy surprises, including why that paleo diet you are following may not be ideal, why avoiding gluten may be a terrible mistake, and how simply getting enough water can dramatically improve alertness. Including comprehensive lists of what to eat and what to avoid, a detailed quiz that will tell you where you are on the brain health spectrum, and 24 mouth-watering brain-boosting recipes that grow out of Dr. Mosconi's own childhood in Italy, Brain Food gives us the ultimate plan for a healthy brain. Brain Food will appeal to anyone looking to improve memory, prevent cognitive decline, eliminate brain fog, lift depression, or just sharpen their edge"--

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Published
New York : Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House [2018]
Language
English
Physical Description
xiii, 351 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 329-341) and index.
ISBN
9780399573996
0399573992
Main Author
Lisa Mosconi (author)
  • Step 1. Understanding neuro-nutrition
  • The looming brain health crisis
  • Introducing the human brain, a picky eater
  • The water of life
  • The skinny on brain fat
  • The benefits of protein
  • Carbs, sugars, and more sweet things
  • Making sense of vitamins and minerals
  • Food is information
  • The world's best brain diets
  • It's not all about food
  • Step 2. Eating for cognitive power
  • A holistic approach to brain power
  • Be mindful of quality over quantity
  • A typical brain-healthy week
  • Step 3. Toward the optimal brain diet
  • How brain-nutritious is your diet, really?
  • The three levels of neuro-nutrition care
  • Brain-boosting recipes.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

"How to eat for maximum brain power and health from an expert in both neuroscience and nutrition. Like our bodies, our brains have very specific food requirements. And in this eye-opening book from an author who is both a neuroscientist and a certified integrative nutritionist, we learn what should be on our menu. Dr. Lisa Mosconi, whose research spans an extraordinary range of specialties including brain science, the microbiome, and nutritional genomics, notes that the dietary needs of the brain are substantially different from those of the other organs, yet few of us have any idea what they might be. Her innovative approach to cognitive health incorporates concepts that most doctors have yet to learn. Busting through advice based on pseudoscience, Dr. Mosconi provides recommendations for a complete food plan, while calling out noteworthy surprises, including why that paleo diet you are following may not be ideal, why avoiding gluten may be a terrible mistake, and how simply getting enough water can dramatically improve alertness. Including comprehensive lists of what to eat and what to avoid, a detailed quiz that will tell you where you are on the brain health spectrum, and 24 mouth-watering brain-boosting recipes that grow out of Dr. Mosconi's own childhood in Italy, Brain Food gives us the ultimate plan for a healthy brain. Brain Food will appeal to anyone looking to improve memory, prevent cognitive decline, eliminate brain fog, lift depression, or just sharpen their edge"--

Review by Publisher Summary 2

A respected neuroscientist and nutritionist identifies foods and simple lifestyle practices that can safeguard brain health, sharing recipes and strategies for improving memory, preventing cognitive decline, eliminating brain fog, alleviating depression and more.

Review by Publisher Summary 3

A respected neuroscientist and nutritionist identifies foods and simple lifestyle practices that can safeguard brain health, sharing recipes and strategies for improving memory, preventing cognitive decline, eliminating brain fog, and alleviating depression.

Review by Publisher Summary 4

How to eat for maximum brain power and health from an expert in both neuroscience and nutrition.Like our bodies, our brains have very specific food requirements. And in this eye-opening book from an author who is both a neuroscientist and a certified integrative nutritionist, we learn what should be on our menu.      Dr. Lisa Mosconi, whose research spans an extraordinary range of specialties including brain science, the microbiome, and nutritional genomics, notes that the dietary needs of the brain are substantially different from those of the other organs, yet few of us have any idea what they might be. Her innovative approach to cognitive health incorporates concepts that most doctors have yet to learn. Busting through advice based on pseudoscience, Dr. Mosconi provides recommendations for a complete food plan, while calling out noteworthy surprises, including why that paleo diet you are following may not be ideal, why avoiding gluten may be a terrible mistake, and how simply getting enough water can dramatically improve alertness. Including comprehensive lists of what to eat and what to avoid, a detailed quiz that will tell you where you are on the brain health spectrum, and 24 mouth-watering brain-boosting recipes that grow out of Dr. Mosconi's own childhood in Italy, Brain Food gives us the ultimate plan for a healthy brain. Brain Food will appeal to anyone looking to improve memory, prevent cognitive decline, eliminate brain fog, lift depression, or just sharpen their edge.