Healthy Mind Review

9781607742975 (2)

A collection of more than 120 recipes formulated to optimize brain health, boost memory, improve mood, sharpen the central nervous system, and more.

Feed your mind.

Depression, ADHD, memory loss, agitation: These may seem like inevitable byproducts of modern lives spent multitasking, not getting enough sleep, and operating on digital overload. But while much of the brain’s work still remains a mystery, a growing body of scientific evidence suggests that the food you eat directly affects how well your brain functions. Brain health also plays a significant role in staving off diabetes, heart disease, and Alzheimer’s disease.

In The Healthy Mind Cookbook, Rebecca Katz has harnessed the latest research on the brain to identify the foods that can improve the brain’s ability to control cognition, emotion, and physical function—all of which dictate memory and mood. She then translates the very best of brain science into the kitchen, using delicious nutrient-dense foods as a tool for promoting a healthy mind from childhood through the golden years.

With a culinary pharmacy listing the benefits of key ingredients, complete nutritional details for each dish, and flavor-packed recipes for every meal of the day, including Avocado and Citrus Salad, Sweet Potato Hash, Turkish Lamb Sliders, and Chocolate Cherry Walnut Truffles, The Healthy Mind Cookbook will help lift the fog of everyday life so you can reach your full physical and mental potential.

The Healthy Mind Cookbook

By Rebecca Katz

                With Mat Edelson

 

The book jacket and interior photographs are glossy, well set, and mouthwatering. The hard cover itself is very classically designed and reminiscent of the type of retro cookbooks one might find in Grandma’s kitchen.

The book blurb is well written and uses a few scientific phrases to really sell the idea of eating correctly for mental and emotional health.

The book itself has beautiful images, well written recipes, and chapters full of essays explaining how each food can affect things such as memory, mood, and even ADHD.

However, due to the heavy use of scientific phraseology and recipes that did not veer toward the norm for my area (there were few recipes that included ingredients that could all be found in my town, let alone my own pantry!) I am giving this cookbook a total of 3 out of 5 possible dragons.

*I was sent this book by the publisher and Blogging for Books in exchange for an honest review. All opinions provided therein are of my own formation.*