Brain Food: How to Eat Smart and Sharpen Your Mind

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Penguin Books Limited, Feb 8, 2018 - Health & Fitness - 368 pages
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A call to action to prevent a brain health crisis - does for diet what Why We Sleep does for sleep

'One of the most exciting reads on brain health that I have ever come across ... I cannot recommend this book enough' - Dr Rupy Aujla, author of The Doctor's Kitchen

We often talk about how our diets affect our fitness - but we don't discuss how they affect the hungriest organ in the body, the brain. And it has surprising dietary needs that differ from the rest of our body.

Brain Food uses cutting-edge research to highlight the connection between nutrition and our brain's health, busting through pseudoscience and demonstrating how we can all change our diet most effectively. Based partly on her own discoveries, and using emerging science, for example on the connection between the brain and the gut, Dr Lisa Mosconi, an expert in both neuroscience and nutrition, reveals the foods and drinks that can prevent dementia, stress, cognitive decline and memory loss - no matter how old we are.

Innovative and timely, and with accompanying brain-boosting recipes and lists of what to eat and what to avoid, Brain Food provides the ultimate plan for maximising our brain power.

'A critically important book. If you want to keep and save your brain you have to get your food right. Brain Food will help you do just that in a delicious, easy way' - Daniel G. Amen, author of Memory Rescue

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User Review  - berthashaver - www.librarything.com

This book is well written and includes a "test" to see how healthy my brain is with regard to my current eating habits. It was really eye opening because I thought I was doing fairly well. It gives ... Read full review

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User Review  - mudroom - www.librarything.com

I have read a number of nutrition books, including books focusing on brain health. I really enjoyed Lisa Mosconi's comprehensive but accessable style. The density of information in each chapter was ... Read full review

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About the author (2018)

Lisa Mosconi is the Associate Director of the Alzheimer's Prevention Clinic of the Department of Neurology at Weill Cornell Medical College, and was the founder and director of the Nutrition and Brain Fitness Lab at New York University. She holds a dual PhD degree in Neuroscience and Nuclear Medicine from the University of Florence, Italy, and is a certified integrative nutritionist and a board-certified, holistic healthcare practitioner.