Feed Your Brain

Feed Your Brain : 7 Steps to a Lighter, Brighter You!

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This is the ultimate guide to getting your brain in tip-top shape and keeping it healthy via the foods you eat. With a worldwide ageing population, and cases of dementia as well as severe depression and anxiety alarmingly on the rise, the need to look after your brain optimally has never been more important. It has now been proven beyond a doubt that it is possible to improve focus and memory, reduce stress and anxiety, and think more clearly simply by enjoying a diet rich in the right nutrients. In Part 1 of Feed Your Brain, Delia takes you through her 7-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. Part 2 of the book features delicious, quick and easy recipes that can form the basis of your new diet while also providing you with inspiration to come up with your own ideas in the kitchen.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 191 x 235 x 17.78mm | 771.11g
  • Woolombi, Australia
  • English
  • 35 color illustrations
  • 1925335119
  • 9781925335118
  • 34,935

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Keeping our brain in tip-top shape has never been more important. We live in a world where stress levels are soaring, depression and anxiety are on the rise, and instances of dementia continue to increase.




The good news is that it's now been proven beyond a doubt that it is possible to:






Improve focus and memory,
Reduce stress and anxiety, and
Think more clearly 






Simply by enjoying a diet rich in the right nutrients. The side-effects of glowing skin, great energy levels, and maintaining a healthy weight aren't bad either!




Delia McCabe has spent over two decades researching what the brain needs to function at its highest potential. The result is her unique 7-step plan that will help you to modify your eating habits quickly and easily, as you address the key areas of:






 Sweat, sleep, sex and stress - what they mean for your brain
Food intolerances - what they do to your brain 
Food additives - why they're bad for your brain
Vitamins and minerals - which ones your brain needs
Protein - why your brain needs it to communicate effectively
Energy - how best to fuel your brain, and
Fats - the good, the bad and the ugly.






In Part 1, Delia simply and clearly explains the science, giving you all the information you need to make the right choices for your brain health. In Part 2, she shares deliciously simple recipes to form the basis of your new diet while also providing you with inspiration to come up with your own ideas in the kitchen.




So, start feeding your brain now and discover a lighter, brighter you! 
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Table of contents

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
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"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 *
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About Delia McCabe

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.
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