My Memory Diet

I’m still trying to figure out an ideal diet for the brain. I’m guessing that it’s probably similar to an ideal diet for any other part of the body.

At the moment, I think my current diet is fairly good.  For breakfast, I have oatmeal with dried fruits and nuts, including prunes “dried plums” which have very high levels of antioxidants [PDF]. I also have a small glass of carrot juice.

oatmeal photo

Oatmeal with dried fruit, nuts, and berries

For my other two meals I try to eat either brown rice or whole grain bread, along with pickled herring (high omega-3, low mercury), sauerkraut, and vegetables like chard, spinach, cabbage, or collards. Sometime during the day, I try to eat a banana or apple. Every few days I have an egg or two, or maybe some chicken livers.

I’m also addicted to pho (beef soup with tendons) and coconut curry tofu.

I started drinking a glass of grape juice every day.

Rice, beans, vegetables

Rice, beans, vegetables

February isn’t looking like it will be as healthy though: I’m going to be in Ireland and eating out at restaurants a lot.

In the end, I think things like training, lack of stress, and good sleep are going to be more important than diet. In any case, I feel better when I eat this way, and I’ve lost 10 pounds in the past month…

Do you think it’s worth paying attention to diet?

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