This one’s for the health nuts. In Genius Foods: Become Smarter, Happier, and More Productive While Protecting Your Brain for Life (Harper Wave 2018), Max Lugavere approaches each cognitive function with the latest in food science. Hint: This book includes very few animal products.
Building a better brain starts with what we put in our bodies. Certain foods make our brain cells work more efficiently, like a tune-up. Others clean them out, like biochemical liposuction. And if it just so happens that you’re the one in four people genetically predisposed to Alzheimer’s, these foods can help you lift the fog and promote brain connectivity.
But it doesn’t have to be that serious. Maybe you’re just having trouble sleeping or coping with stress. Let’s start with the food you eat—even better, let’s start with the food you’re going to eat today.
Bottom line: The same foods that protect from Alzheimer’s and dementia later in life also help your brain work better today. Don’t just eat food: eat Genius Foods.
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