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Sep 29, 2016

On today's minicast, we are speaking with Neal Barnard MD at the first annual VegFest Windsor. We dig deep into power foods for the brain.

Dr. Barnard is a clinical researcher and author and he's one of America's leading advocates for health, nutrition, and higher standards in research. Dr. Barnard is the founder and president of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

In this episode, we discuss:

  • Power foods for the brain
  • What is bad for your heart is bad for your brain
  • Saturated fat negatively impacts your heart
  • Vitamin E can help decrease your risk of Alzheimer's by about 50%
  • Blueberries help boost your memory
  • Consuming colourful fruits and veggies for antioxidants
  • Why cheese is so addictive
  • The importance of a quality social life and exercise
  • Music triggers dopamine release
  • Greasy foods slow your conversion of ALA to DHA
  • Eating for colour
  • The importance of quality cookware
  • The brains of people with Alzheimer's often contain aluminum
  • Your memory and emotional control are influenced by poor sleep
  • Dr. Barnard's #1 sleep tip

Related links:

Dr. Neal Barnard on PCRM

Dr. Neal Barnard - Power Foods for the Brain (book)*

VegFest Windsor

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