Memory Foods for Dinner
Here is another example of how I generally eat at home, from tonight’s dinner:
- whole-grain bread
- steamed spinach
- pickled herring (small fish apparently have less mercury)
- small glasses of carrot and grape juice
All good brain foods, I think.
Dan 19 Sep 2021
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.
Josh 19 Sep 2021
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: https://artofmemory.com/blog/my-memory-diet/
How I Am Surviving a Nearly-Vegan Diet — Mnemotechnics.org 19 Sep 2021
[...] I went back to something simliar to my older memory diet that I wrote about here and here, except that now I am basically vegan, with the exception of fish. I’ll continue with this [...]
Renee 19 Sep 2021
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.
Josh Cohen 19 Sep 2021
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."