Recipe for Brain Health: Kale Salad with Tart Cherries & Toasted Walnuts

Earlier this week, scientists from Central Michigan University announced that the antioxidants in tart cherries may help stave off the symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. The researchers used a compound with extracts from tart cherries and found that it improved brain function in mice with Alzheimer’s symptoms and reduced symptoms of Huntington’s disease in other lab animals.…

Seven Surprising Brain Foods

You’ve probably heard about common “brain foods” like pomegranates, blueberries, dark chocolate, salmon, and red wine – but there are many other foods that offer brain benefits, and chances are you haven’t even heard about their brain-boosting powers. Here we present seven surprising brain foods! WATERMELON Watermelon was recently found to have high concentrations of…

Is Za’atar the Newest Brain Food?

I recently came across an interesting Q and A from NPR about the Middle Eastern spice mixture known as za’atar. Apparently za’atar–a blend of sesame seeds, sumac, and oregano, thyme, or marjoram–has a reputation for being a “brain food” among many other supposed health benefits. So what is the real story? According to the article,…