Eat Like Einstein
Making the right food choices will increase your ability to learn, focus, problem solve, and even improve your memory! To boost your brain power:
1. Eat regular meals and snacks every day to fuel your brain. It’s tough to concentrate when you’re hungry so don’t skip meals, especially breakfast!
2. Healthy fats build healthy brain cells. The best brain fats are the Omega-3’s (n-3) found in fish, nuts and fortified products.
3. Chow down on Antioxidants (Ax) found in foods like fruit and vegetables. These warrior-like nutrients destroy substances that can damage brain and other cells in your body.
4. To keep up your energy eat less sugary foods and salty snack foods. Whole grain foods are great sources of energy and essential B-vitamins (B) which boost energy and brain power.
Brain-Power Sample Menu
Breakfast: Honey Bunches of Oats Cereal (B) with Meijer low fat milk, Fresh Strawberries (Ax) and 100% Juicy Juice
Snack: Rold Gold BAKED-in Cinnamon Twists, dip in Smart Balance Creamy Peanut Butter (n-3)
Lunch: Kraft Whole-grain (B) Macaroni and Cheese, Baby Carrots and Bell Pepper strips (Ax), Hunt’s Snack Pack Pudding Cup, and Meijer low fat milk.
Snack: Campbell’s Select Harvest Chicken Noodle Soup, Fresh apple (Ax)
Dinner: Tossed green salad
Grilled Salmon (n-3) seasoned with Mrs. Dash Lemon Pepper,
Barilla Plus Pasta (n-3, B) with Freshlike Peas (Ax) mixed with a touch of olive oil and McCormick Gourmet Seasoning (Herbes De Provence Blend),
Meijer fresh or frozen blueberries (Ax) topped with Meijer vanilla yogurt.
Wed, May 6, 2009
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