There’s no question that cottage cheese is having a moment in the spotlight. Or, perhaps for those of us who remember (or who study food history), it is having ANOTHER moment. It’s high in protein and can add a creamy-tart flavor to dishes. But it also tends to be high in sodium, which makes it […]
I bet you’ve heard green tea is good for you, but maybe you have questions about its caffeine. I recently chatted with a reporter all about green tea and its caffeine in this article for Real Simple. It covers types of tea, why green tea has caffeine, how the amount can vary, what about decaf
A new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease suggests which exact foods to eat or avoid to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s dementia. The study names which foods help reduce risk, and describes how they work. The study supports following the MIND diet for brain benefits. I spoke to Very Well Health about
If you’re looking for EASY ways to cook healthier meals this fall, I’ve got one tip for you that may surprise you. In fact, I was recently interviewed by Shape magazine on this very topic. My #1 Tip for Low-Effort Healthy Cooking What I told Shape was to reconsider the oft overlooked microwave. Why the
I was recently interviewed by Prevention about a new study suggesting cheese may lower the risk of dementia. You can imagine the happy headlines for all the cheese lovers out there. I love cheese too, but take it from someone who read the entire study, don’t break out the cheese boards just yet. How can
I recently talked to a journalist from RealSimple all about prunes. We talked about what prunes are, ways to enjoy them, and some of their top health benefits. They’re great for anyone looking for a bit of something naturally sweet, and they offer heart-healthy fiber and brain-healthy antioxidants. I’m expanding on a few of my
Have you heard of, or maybe even experienced, brain fog? There’s no widely-accepted definition of brain fog, though the term is widely used to describe cognitive difficulties. It could be a response to poor sleep, poor nutrition, medications, or chronic neuroinflammation. Brain fog is a non-clinical term used by patients and the healthcare community to
I’m sharing the top takeaways and practical tips from a recent healthy aging & brain health nutrition talk. Let me know if you try any of them!
In July, I had the privilege to present at the premier annual convention for top fitness and nutrition professionals, IDEA World. My 2-hour session was titled, “Food as Medicine: Meals for Mental Health.” I had such an amazing time sharing how food can support mental health, and am still glowing from the energy of being
Life is about balance, and in a lot of ways, vacation is about restoring that balance. We all need time to recharge. Big picture, indulging a little on vacation is totally okay, as long as balance is restored. There are unique ways you can keep up with your healthy habits while on vacation so that
This summer’s global heat wave means there’s a greater potential for dehydration, and excessive sweating means electrolyte losses. Electrolytes are essential for fundamental functions like the electrical signals needed for brain function, muscle contraction, and fluid balance. Important electrolytes include sodium, potassium, chloride, magnesium, calcium, phosphate, and bicarbonates. Though many Americans fall short on two key
Earlier today, I filmed a series of short educational videos about the role of nutrition for optimal brain health. We talked about cognitive aging, did some myth busting about what happens to the brain as we age, how to protect the brain with the fork, and more. Here are five tidbits from the sessions. Have
Flaxseeds can be tricky to get the most out of, but they don’t have to be. It’s best to buy them whole, store them cold, but eat them ground. That’s because the hard shell of flaxseeds is over-protective and our digestive systems can’t quite crack into all of their omega-3, fiber, and anti-inflammatory benefits. Ground
I talked to MindBodyGreen all about cashews, including how they stack up to other nuts. We chatted about what exactly cashews are, what nutrients they provide, and how they may benefit brain health, heart health, and even healthy pregnancies thanks to their antioxidants, minerals, and more. Visit MindBodyGreen to read the full article.
I think the MIND diet is pretty great, but as The MIND Diet book author, I’m definitely biased. That’s why I’m happy to share that I’m not the only one who is a fan! See what the experts at The Food Network, U.S. News & World Report, Nutrition 411 and more have to say. Food