Memory Foods for Dinner

Here is another example of how I generally eat at home, from tonight’s dinner:

  • whole-grain bread
  • steamed spinach
  • eggs
  • pickled herring (small fish apparently have less mercury)
  • small glasses of carrot and grape juice

All good brain foods, I think.

Related: see Foods to Improve Memory and Natural Ways to Improve Memory.




  • I don’t consume juices for reasons of calorie density and non-nutritional value. In a (2008/9?) edition of the Nutrition Newsletter (Science and the Public Interest) they referenced studies showing how juicing and pureeing significantly reduces fiber, phytonutrients, antioxidants, while condensing calories.

    I don’t consume any animal products so I never consume eggs or fish. But if I did I would not consume fish. I have read too much about the mercury and neurotoxins present in all seafood.

    I do believe that vegetarianism/veganism enhances cognitive ability in the long term. Some vegetarians: Plato, Socrates, Pythagoras, Sir Isaac Newton, Thomas Edison, Mark Twain, Albert Einstein, Leonardo Da Vinci, Charles Darwin, Albert Schweitzer, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry Ford, William Wordsworth, George Bernard Shaw, Among many others.

  • I keep the glasses of juice very small. Maybe eating steamed carrots or grapes is better, but I wouldn’t otherwise do it every day. 🙂

    I spent years as a vegetarian and sometimes as a vegan. I’m mostly-vegan when I’m not traveling. I used to be strict about it, but it wasn’t working for me. I still think of myself as a near-vegan with some supplemental extras…

    Some vegan examples:

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  • I know this is an old post but I will say that the old time juice glass was really small. Like everything else on the average American table, the portion sizes have increased.

  • I was using small glasses, because I get the impression that juice might not be very healthy (sugars without fiber). I heard a good quote once: “Don’t drink your fruit.”