Food for Brain Health – Book Review


Our grey matter really matters!

The book entitled ‘Brain Food’ as below has the answer – it’s a quick guide to food that will improve brain power through simple steps and recipes for better IQ, memory and concentration.


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Everyone, from the very old to the very young, can benefit from this book. Eating the right food can do wonders for your IQ, concentration and memory at any age. Research has shown that food rich in certain nutrients, such as Omega-3s, vitamins and carotenoids can have a profound effect, not only on the brain’s development, but also on a person’s mood.

This book contains 60 delicious recipes that are specially devised to ‘feed’ your brain, giving it all the essential nutrients to function well. There is a special section for children, advice on lunch boxes and specific adult and children’s eating plans. The introduction, by nutrition expert Judith Wills, lays out the science in an accessible way, and combined with the simple step-by-step recipes, you will have all the know-how you need to boost your brain power.

The book offers us some basic understanding on what to eat for a better brain, how our brain works, does the right diet has effect on its function, the types of nutrients needed for the brain, and followed by volumes of recipes for hands-on practice. The approach of the book appears to be a practical learning method and it doesn’t drown a reader with extreme solid and heavy technical words or information.

It spelled out guides that are helpful to many who are concern on what to eat at different stages of life – before birth, infancy, childhood, adulthood and of the old age. Surely there are parents out there who seek for wisdom on what to feed their child in order to enhance their child’s mental development, the book covers this area too by recommending a list of brain food recipes specifically aimed at children.

A week’s worth of eating plan guide for children and adults’ breakfast, lunch and supper is also inserted in the content. What we like about each recipe of the book is that it gives us a breakdown on whether a recipe is suitable for vegetarians, pregnancy or children. It will recommend if a recipe is suitable for a weight control diet or suggest if it is a quick to prepare and cook dish. The cost factor is also not left out as it is indicated too.

The range of recipes recommended is of mix cuisine origins from Asian to Western dishes – Indonesian gado-gado (salads), Tuscan bean (soups), baked potatoes, mackerel pate, teriyaki prawns, casserole, tortilla wrap, salsa, burger, pizza, meatballs, smoothie, muffin, cake, brownies, and more.

Read more:
Can brain food makes you smarter?
What does ‘brain food’ actually does to your brain?
10 Top foods to boost brainpower.
Eat smart for a healthier brain.
10 foods to boost your brainpower.
5 best food for brain health.

Additional read: Get to know how brain food helps people with Alzheimer’s disease.


1. Judith Wills (Introduction) and Gemma Reece. Brain Food (United Kingdom: Parragon Books Ltd). appreciates the passion, generosity and contribution of others in the world of culinary. Therefore we wish to emphasize that many of the contents seen in our articles are sourced from the world wide web for the purpose of creating awareness only. Kudos to those who put so much effort to produce such wonderful contents. Thank you.

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