Thursday, February 19, 2015
The Healthy Mind Cookbook by Rebecca Katz
My wife is a cook and I was intrigued by the concept of this cookbook. It seems the food we eat has a direct effect upon our brain.
Eat poorly and our brain suffers,. Eat healthy and wonders are possible.
Our brain is only three pounds of what is mostly fat with 100 billion neurons. What we need to realize is there is a food-brain connection.
Food controls our stress level and anxiety. It aids in memory and learning as well as connection. Vitamins ingested help our DNA repair.
Food also acts as a pharmacy for our brain as we cook and consume spices and vegetables and foods.
Chapter two gives you a short list of items that can help you slow cognitive decline and boost moods. This being a cookbook starts the reader out with then ingredients before itr swings into the recipes. Every recipe is there to enhance brain function and bring about mental clarity.
The ingredients are listed in a column alongside the instructions for preparation. Each recipe starts with how much it makes, the prep time allowed, and the cooking time.
Katz includes soups, vegetables, desserts, tonics and elixirs.
There is something for everyone
There is a wish for more pictures and more indentifying information to the pictures.
Each recipe has a delightful, conversational write up. It is as if you were standing by the cook having a conversation as you prepared the item.
I was sent this book gratis from bloggingforbooks.com for the purpose of reviewing it and posting it on my book blog. I was not required to post a positive review.
I did enjoy it and will use it.
For those interested in getting a copy please use the link below.The Healthy Mind Cookbook: Big-Flavor Recipes to Enhance Brain Function, Mood, Memory, and Mental Clarity