Brain Food

Discusses how foods and vitamins may improve memory and brain function. Describes how the DASH and Mediterranean diets may play a key role in brain health. Explains how food choices and supplements may play a role in Alzheimer’s disease and brain aging. Describes an optimal diet for brain health.

Hour 1

  1. Introduction
  2. The Graying of America
  3. The Longevity Revolution & Brain Health
  4. Slowing Cognitive Decline
  5. Nutrition & The Aging Brain


Hour 2

  1. Oxidative Stress, Antioxidants, & Cognitive Health
  2. The Food vs. Supplement Issue
  3. Common Supplements For Cognitive Health
  4. Medical Food: Food, Drug, or Dietary Supplements?
  5. Inflammation & The Anti-Inflammatory Effect of Plant Foods


Hour 3

  1. Calorie Restrictions vs. Calorie Selection
  2. Foods That Age The Brain
  3. So What is Good Brain Food?
  4. Conclusion
  5. Post Test


Learning Objectives

  1. Identify the countries included in the Mediterranean region and discuss their traditional way of life.
  2. Describe the food-based guidelines that make up the Mediterranean pyramid.
  3. Explain the significance of physical activity, diet, and social interaction as part of the Mediterranean way of life.
  4. Discuss the research that supports the health benefits of the Mediterranean Diet with respect to heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cognitive function, cancer, and other chronic diseases.
  5. Describe how the Western diet and lifestyle can be modified to comply with Mediterranean lifestyle recommendations.
Products specifications
Instructor A. St. Charles, Ph.D., R.D., L.D.N.
# of Pages 53
More Information About This Course: Brain Food accreditation
Contact Hours: 3
NCBTMB Contact Hours 3 (Not Approved for NY)
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