New book from AARP highlights role of diet in maintaining brain health

Published: Monday, Aug. 19, 2013 2:44 p.m. CDT

New scientific research reveals that food can play an important role in helping to keep your brain in top form. AARP’s latest book, “ThinkFood: Recipes for Brain Fitness,” offers a variety of delicious recipes enhanced by ingredients that science and research suggest help keep the brain healthy.

Culling together 50 tasty recipes, Posit Science, a leader in providing scientifically validated brain fitness exercises and education, joined with 50 popular food bloggers to create an assortment of “brain-friendly” dishes.

“ThinkFood” includes beautiful full-color photos of recipes and ingredients and a clean, readable layout in a format that is attractive on a kitchen counter, coffee table or screen. Providing ample information on brain-healthy eating, the cookbook’s recipes (including Chicken and Pecan Enchiladas, Spicy Almond Soba Noodles, Garlic Salmon over Spinach, and Banana Oatmeal Cookies) embrace brain health as part of overall physical fitness—all while satisfying taste buds.

“Too often, when we think about staying fit, we generally think from the neck down. “ThinkFood” recognizes the importance of our brain and its need for care and maintenance,” said Jodi Lipson, director of AARP’s Book Division. “This book provides readers of all ages with fun and tasty ways to lead healthier lifestyles.”

“AARP offers a variety of beneficial information to the public, and “ThinkFood” reflects a key area of interest,” said Arthur Klebanoff, CEO of RosettaBooks.

“As the provider of the online exercises in AARP Brain Fitness powered by BrainHQ, we are pleased to extend our AARP relationship to providing additional resources for whole brain health,” said Dr. Henry Mahncke, Posit Science CEO.

“ThinkFood: Recipes for Brain Fitness” is available in print and ebook format. For a complete catalogue of books from AARP, please visit aarp.org/bookstore.

About AARP: With a membership of more than 37 million, AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that helps people turn their goals and dreams into real possibilities, strengthens communities and fights for the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare, employment and income security, retirement planning, affordable utilities and protection from financial abuse. AARP advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name as well as help our members obtain discounts on a wide range of products, travel, and services. The AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. AARP has staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Learn more at aarp.org.

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