Keeping your brain healthy means not filling your body with junk, like the kind you can get a fast foods. Well now because I am on Weight Watchers I have two reasons to avoid fast foods. I want to lower my points and I want to avoid additives. Also read more here

Some say fast food actually causes a change in your brain similar to nicotine.

Professor John F. Banzhaf III said:

New and potentially explosive findings on the biological effects of fast food suggest that eating yourself into obesity isn’t simply down to a lack of self-control. Some scientists are starting to believe that bingeing on foods that are excessively high in fat and sugar can cause changes to your brain and body that make it hard to say no. A few even believe that the foods can trigger changes that are similar to full-blown addiction. Read more here.

So if you want to keep your brain physically fit so that you can be mentally fit. You need to work hard. Recently Duane Sherry on his blog Discover and Recover directed us to a blog, Bipolar Central in which the blogger maintained that if you quit your psych drugs your will die! Well, I tell you what. If you quit them cold turkey you will feel like you are going to die. You will go through such horrible withdrawals that first you will pray to God that you don’t die, then will will pray that you will so they pain will end.

Maintaining your mental health is hard work. Never quit your meds cold turkey or without a alternative plan. The alternative plan includes eating well. Be good to your brain. Nurture it.

Eating out is a challenge. This Earth Day I was out and about visiting festivals and having fun. I didn’t plan ahead. Luckily for me, I know of a restaurant where they make their food from scratch. They also strive to be organic. I ordered a cup, not a bowl of tomato bisque soup, and one-half of a hummus sandwich made with seven-grain bread.

Tomatoes:

Tomatoes contain large amounts of vitamin C, providing 40 percent of the daily value (DV). They also contain 15 percent DV of vitamin A, 8 percent DV of potassium, and 7 percent of the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of iron for women and 10 percent RDA for men.

Tomatoes and Green Tea Team Up to Prevent Prostate Cancer

Choosing to eat lycopene-rich tomatoes and regularly drink green tea may greatly reduce a man’s risk of developing prostate cancer, suggests research published the Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition (Jian L, Lee AH, et al.)

And bottle water? Well they do sell it, but they are proud to provide you with a glass for some of the city’s own bottle water. Bottle water is very hard on the environment.

Visit Two Angry Moms for a look at what kids eat in school and Sustainable Table to learn more about healthy eating.

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