Preface 1 Introduction 3 PART 1. BRAIN BASICS 17 Chapter 1 Sweat, Sleep, Sex and Stress - What They Mean to Your Brain 18 Chapter 2 What Food Intolerances do to Your Brain 41 Chapter 3 Why Food Additives are bad for Humans 58 Chapter 4 The Vitamins and Minerals Your Brain Needs 74 Chapter 5 Protein and Communication in Your Brain 100 Chapter 6 Stable Energy for Your Brain 120 Chapter 7 The Foundation Fats for Your Brain 135 Chapter 8 A Lighter, Brighter You - Putting it all Together in 7 Steps 163 PART 2. BASIC RECIPES FOR BRAIN HEALTH 167 Introduction 168 Breakfast 170 Snacks 182 Condiments 192 Salads and Vegetables 203 Main Meals 216 Desserts 226 Basics 238 Glossary 245 Resources 261 Acknowledgments 264 References 266 General Index 280 Recipe Index 285
Delia McCabe has a Masters in Psychology and is completing her doctorate in nutrition. For the past 20 years she has researched how food influences brain function, and she now presents seminars teaching people how to achieve optimum brain health via nutrition.
"improve focus and memory, reduce stress and anxiety, and think more clearly simply by enjoying a diet rich in the right nutrients ..." * The Pregnancy Centre * "excellent book on brain function + diet + food and how they all intertwine to create calm, happy moods or depression & anxiety (the best book I've read on the subject)" * Wellness WA * "The ultimate guide to getting your brain in shape" * Australian Nursing Journal * "McCabe will educate you about nutrients that will help keep your brain in tip top shape, including delicious, fast recipes that promote brain health." * Grand Forks Herald * "Delia McCabe has spent over two decades researching what the brain needs to function at its highest potential. The results are her 7-step plan that will help you modify your eating habits quickly and easily." * Australian Yoga Life * "Delia takes you through her seven-step program, simply and clearly, explaining the science behind how the brain works, and showing how vitamins, minerals, fats, oils, carbohydrates and proteins affect brain function." * PS News * "If you have noticed your memory slipping, have trouble focusing, concentrating or learning, or have mood swings and don't want to go on medication, have poor sleep, or are feeling stressed and anxious all the time, this is the book for you." * The Senior * "The good news is that by learning how to feed your brain you can improve your focus and memory and better manage stress and anxiety. Here Delia McCabe, author of Feed Your Brain, shares her top tips for eating yourself smarter and happier." * That's Life * "Feed Your Brain was a real eyeopener..., knowing what I do now I will definitely shop more consciously and choose specific foods that will make a difference. I also appreciate that Delia's message is backed up by reliable studies and proven research, so you can create your healthy eating habits with confidence" * Hip Little One *