Creamy Turmeric Tea Improves Memory

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In an interview with Dr Oz, television personality and noted neurosurgeon, Dr. Sanjay Gupta shared one of his secrets for keeping his memory sharp. Each night at bedtime, he enjoys a simple tea that includes turmeric, which is believed to aid the brain retain memory function. You can make Dr. Gupta’s Creamy Turmeric Tea yourself with just a few simple steps.

 

  • 1 cup Almond Milk
  • Honey
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ¼ teaspoon ginger

Warm the Almond Milk and add the rest of the ingredients for a comforting drink that will keep your brain sharp and help you live longer!

Source: Dr. Oz

Citrus Baked Salmon

 

Serves Two

Preparation 10 Minutes

Cooking 20 Minutes

Ingredients

100g brown rice

2 slices lemon

2 slices orange

2 skinless salmon fillets (about 175g each)

1 tbsp roughly chopped fresh dill

1 tbsp sun-dried tomatoes in oil, roughly chopped, plus 1/2 (half) tbsp oil from the jar

75ml dry white wine

Method

1. Preheat the oven to 200C (gas mark 6). Place the rice into a large saucepan with 200ml of cold water. Bring to the boil over a high heat and leave to simmer for 20 minutes or until tender. Remove from the heat, season with sea salt to taste, and cover with the lid. Leave to stand for 10 minutes.

2. Meanwhile, in a large shallow baking dish place 1 lemon slice and an orange slice, just overlapping, next to each other. Repeat with the other 2 slices.

3. Sit each salmon fillet on its own bed of citrus. Season each fillet with salt and pepper. In a small bowl mix the dill, sun-dried tomatoes and tomato oil together. Spoon the mixture over the top of the salmon fillets. Drizzle with the wine.

4. Place the baking dish into the oven and cook for 8 – 10 minutes or until the salmon is opaque.

Serve drizzled with the cooking juices and the prepared rice.

Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna

Eat Right Ontario suggested this yummy Spinach and Mushroom Lasagna Recipe:

Ingredients:
9 Whole Wheat Lasagna Noodles
1 tsp Olive oil
1 cup Red Onion
4 cups Mushrooms Sliced
3 cloves of Garlic minced
1 bag Baby Spinach, washed and dried
1 jar Tomato Sauce
1 cup Light Feta Cheese
1 container Light Ricotta Cheese
2 cups Light Mozzarella Cheese, shredded
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Keep the energy alive!

This is one of those things that most people get annoyed hearing about because most of us have difficulty accepting the fact that our brains can weaken from incidents of trauma, disease and/or aging.

Its been said that brain development is similar to muscle development-it needs to be nurtured, restored and repaired whenever necessary.

While this is a difficult issue to think about, the bottom line is that our entire bodies require the essential foods that assist with keeping us both strong and cognitively aware of the world around us.

Canada’s Food Guide suggests that the following easy tips will assist with a healthy and nutritious diet profile:

1. Eat at least one dark green and one orange vegetable each day. Go for dark green vegetables such as broccoli, romaine lettuce and spinach. Go for orange vegetables such as carrots, sweet potatoes, and winter squash.

2. Choose vegetables and fruit prepared with little or no added fat, sugar or salt. Enjoy vegetables steamed, baked or stir-fried instead of deep fried.

3. Have vegetables and fruit more often than juice.

4. Make at least half of your grain products whole grain each day. Barley, brown rice, oats, quinoa, wild rice, grain breads, oatmeal and whole wheat pasta.

5. Have 2 cups of milk each day for adequate vitamin D. Skim, 1% or 2% is recommended. Drink fortified soy beverages is you do not drink milk. Select low fat milk alternatives such as yogurts or cheeses.

6. Have meat alternatives such as beans, lentils and tofu often. Eat at least two Food Guide Servings of fish each week. Choose fish such as char, herring, mackerel, salmon, sardines and trout. Meats should be lean and poultry should have skin removed. Use cooking methods such as roasting, baking or poaching for reduced fat options. Luncheon meats should be low in sodium and fat.

7. Unsaturated oils such as canola, corn, flaxseed, olive peanut, soybean and sunflower can be used sparingly for cooking, salad dressings, margarines and mayonnaise.

8. Drink water regularly! Add some lemon, lime, cucumber or orange wedges if desired. Eating out? Say yes when offered water or order water to drink with your meal.

9. Unfortunately most of the treats that many of us like to eat go against the healthy food guide’s principles so it is suggested that you contact them at www.hc-dc.gc.ca to review some healthier options when eating out or making a snack.

10. Various online nutrition articles suggest that some foods rich in antioxidants can assist in restoring brain function. Berries, apples, grapes and spinach are all noted for assisting in the areas of memory loss, balance and co-ordination. Omega-3 fatty acids also assist in improving brain function. Salmon and herring are rich in Omega-3, as well as walnuts. Also found in these foods is vitamin B-12, which promotes positive mental health.

Looking for a dietician or nutritional advice? Contact Eat Right Ontario at 1-877-510-5102.

Looking for a specialist in nutrition and medical exercise options? Contact Ms. Helen Roussos at Fitnesssever@hotmail.com.