The Societal Ramifications & Consequences of the Making and Taking of Food

This site dedicated to the matters of food above and beyond the mere satiation of flavors on one's palette; but rather the ramifications to society from the consequences of how its' production, distribution, and nutrition affect living systems. How we sow, reap, harvest, legislate and base our economic systems on food is key to how we ultimately treat each other and the Earth.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Super Brain Foods

Here is an excert from an article that lists the following foods as Super Brain Foods. These are: Wholegrains, walnuts, cashews, blueberries, pecans, almonds, strawberries, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, green tea, avocados, eggplant, tomatoes, yogurt, red cabbage, spinach, and chocolate. These are foods that assist one to concentrate memory, increase and tune sense of motor skills, motivation, speed of reaction time, control stress and slow down the aging of brain cells.

Eating blueberries and a diet rich in deep pigment from fruits and vegetables helps preserve the brain machinery and boost the potency of neuron signals. Blueberries literally strengthen the brain. They have compounds that turn on key systems in the brain enable other proteins to help with memory or other cognitive skills.
In one recent study, subjects who ate one cup of blueberries a day for two weeks showed an increased birth rate of brain cells in the hippocampus (region responsible for memory), and scored significantly higher in classroom tests than those subjects who did not.
Blueberries are also known to protect the brain from oxidative stress and may reduce the effects of age-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia. In addition, blueberries also contain ellagic acid, another phytochemical that has been shown to prevent cell damage.