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The Brain Health Kitchen

Preventing Alzheimer's Through Food

By Annie Fenn

A physician and chef identifies the top ten brain-smart ingredients and shows that eating to maintain brain health is easy, accessible, delicious, and necessary for everyone.
The foods we choose to eat—or not—sit at the core of the Alzheimer’s epidemic. They are also the heart of the solution. Annie Fenn, a doctor turned chef turned doctor/chef once she started taking care of her mother who was suffering from dementia, presents a whole new way to think about brain health: it begins in the kitchen. Scientific studies show it’s even simpler than that. There are 10 powerfully neuroprotective foods, and by making them the center of your diet, which is what The Brain Health Kitchen shows readers how to do, you will keep your brain younger, sharper, more vibrant, and much less prone to dementia.

None of these brain superfoods will come as a surprise—berries, leafy greens, whole grains, fatty fish, and beans and lentils have been touted for their health-giving properties since researchers put a name to the Mediterranean diet. The Brain Health Kitchen takes this many steps further to create a unique food-based first-and-best line of defense against the heartbreak of Alzheimer’s. There are 100 recipes to put brain-healthy choices into every meal, from Caramelized Apple and Quinoa Pancakes for breakfast to Mushroom and White Bean Socca for lunch to dinners like Miso-Glazed Cod with Rice and Gingery Green Beans and Marinated Steak with Warm Kale Salad and Sweet Potatoes. Followed, perhaps, by Roasted Strawberries with Vanilla Bean–Cashew Cream. But it’s not just a diet—it’s a dietary pattern, which includes the healthiest ways to cook, making diverse choices, what foods you combine, and what you drink. Science bites throughout the book explain the research behind the facts.

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“I will eat anything Dr. Fenn recommends, even cranberries.”
--Seth Rogen, writer and actor

“This is how you want to eat. Annie Fenn’s meals are delicious, easy-to-make, and packed with ingredients that support the vibrant health of your brain today and reduce your risk of developing Alzheimer’s in the future.”
--Lisa Genova, Ph.D., New York Times bestselling author of Still Alice and Remember: The Science of Memory and the Art of Forgetting

"Annie is an incredibly good cook and a wise physician. The science that food choice impacts brain health is clear and so is the prescription...this cookbook! Upgrade your brain health with this marvelous book."
--Drew Ramsey, MD Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University, Founder of The Brain Food Clinic and author of Eat To Beat Depression and Anxiety

“In The Brain Health Kitchen, Dr. Annie Fenn shows us that eating healthy and reducing your risk of Alzheimer’s disease can be a scrumptious affair. This book is bursting with delicious recipes that novice cooks can do and gourmet chefs will appreciate. Whether you are trying to ward off Alzheimer’s or just looking for tasty recipes, you’ll want this book on your kitchen shelf!”
--Andrew Budson, MD, Associate Director, Boston University Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, and coauthor of Seven Steps to Managing Your Aging Memory: What’s Normal, What’s Not, and What to Do About It.

The Brain Health Kitchen by Dr. Annie Fenn is a delightful guide full of beautiful recipes to uplift your mood and nourish your brain.”
--Lisa Mosconi, PhD, New York Times bestselling author of The XX Brain
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January 03, 2023