New M.I.N.D. diet may reduce your risk of Alzheimer's

A team of researchers from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago have created the M.I.N.D. (Mediterranean-DASH Intervention for Neurodegenerative Delay) diet to help reduce the risk of Alzheimer's. Apparently, it's easier to follow than the Med or DASH diets. There are only 15 dietary components: 10 brain-healthy food groups and 5 unhealthy ones.You can probably guess many from each group. The good:1. green leafy vegetables2. other veggies3. nuts4. berries (especially blueberries and strawberries)5. beans...more

Simple Food Changes That Make a Big Nutritional Difference

It's National Nutrition Month, so it's a great time to take a look at small changes you can make in your daily diet. With the average American diet comprising approximately 70% processed foods, it’s safe to say that most of us enjoy eating at least a handful of foods that aren’t so nutritious. There’s nothing wrong with the occasional celebratory Oreo, but it’s easier than you think to replace your favorite guilty pleasures with foods that will nourish your body instead. By swapping out these 5 foods for more healthful options, you’ll be well on your way to looking and feeling better than ever! ...more
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Rosemary Sugar Carrots with Recipe!

What a delightful mix, you can never go wrong with rosemary! Today, to continue into Carrot week for our #BeMindfulDaily weekly food highlights - one of our #MindfulGirls Emily has made us these delicious carrots! She used this as a side dish, but these can easily used as a snack - if you have the time or if you prep ahead....more

Grapefruit Salsa

Thanks for tuning in on our last day of the Grapefruit highlight! Tomorrow we will be starting a new food which will be Carrots. In honor of the Jess Ainscough passing. If you're a sweet and spicy type of tastebud - I think this is a good mix for you! The grapefruit tremendously lightens up the flavor palette here. I would say its comparable to a mango habanero sort of deal, but not that intense....more

Stay Away Cancer Smoothie

We’re incredibly excited to focus on Carrots this week! We switched if you happen to notice – we went from originally peanut butter, to now carrots. This change is in honor and recognition of the Jess Ainscough passing; carrots is what she drank while battling cancer for 7 years. Read about her story here, from the Mind Body Green page. ...more

This is your brain OFF sugar

I'm addicted to sugar. There. I said it.Not that I need a candy bar every day or a donut every month, but I need to have some sweetness in my coffee (the high-fat flavored fake creamer is my fave!) and some form of dessert every night - even if it's just a piece of chocolate. My husband has a random sweet tooth but eats things like ice cream and Oreos rather than dark chocolate or Godiva's creme brulee truffles, so I can usually avoid his goodies if they're out of my sight. But watch out if I run out of MY sweets....more

New research say eating fish during pregnancy may BOOST, not impair, development

When I was pregnant, I ate a limited amount of certain fish (like tuna) with mercury in it. I took DHA instead, at the insistence of my mother, who is a Registered Dietician.But a newly released study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has the FDA and international agencies revising guidelines related to fish consumption during pregnancy....more

Can these 6 foods make you smarter?

I ran across this article in The Telegraph (UK) called "Brain food: 6 snacks that are good for the mind" (with a subtitle "What can you eat to make you smarter?") I agree with the 6 foods they listed, I have three issues:1. I'm not sure I'd consider salmon to be a snack. (Well, maybe some smoked salmon on a cracker or something.)...more

Setting the table: A primer on nutrition