Wednesday, March 17, 2010

keep ur brain my friend..

These are the best foods to keep your brain and your RealAge young:
Food Why Recommended
Amount
RealAge
Difference
Nuts Nuts contain monounsaturated fats to keep your arteries clear, as well as levels of precursors of serotonin to boost mood. 1 ounce of nuts a day is just right. (More is fine, but be careful of calorie overload.) An ounce is about 12 walnuts or 24 almonds. Men: 3.3 years younger.

Women: 4.4 years younger.
Fish
especially wild salmon, whitefish, tilapia, catfish, flounder, mahi mahi
Fish contain artery-clearing omega-3 fatty acids. Aim for 13.5 ounces of fish a week, or 3 servings, each about the size of your fist. 2.8 years younger.
Soybeans Soybeans contain heart- and artery-healthy protein, fiber, and fats. 1 cup of soybeans a day. 0.4 years younger.
Tomato juice and spaghetti sauce Tomatoes contain folate, lycopene, and other nutrients to keep arteries young. 8 ounces a day of juice or 2 tablespoons of spaghetti sauce a day. At least 1 year younger.
Olive oil, nut oils, fish oils, flaxseed, avocados All of these foods contain heart-healthy monounsaturated fats. 25% of daily calories should be healthy fats 3.4 years younger.
Real chocolate (at least 70% cocoa) Real chocolate increases dopamine release and provides flavonoids, which keep arteries young. 1 ounce a day (to replace milk chocolate) 1.2 years younger.

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