Brain Healthy Pantry Items, Part 2: Canned Tomatoes and Tomato Sauce

Have you ever wondered if canned foods are as nutritious as their fresh counterparts? Or what ingredients to look for or avoid when reviewing nutrition labels? One of NeuroReserve’s medical advisors, Annie Fenn, M.D., shares her favorite brain-healthy pantry items with us in Part 2 of this video series, offering her insights about canned tomatoes and tomato sauce.

As part of our NeuroReserve community, you know that diet is an important factor to reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.  But what’s the best way to start eating for brain health?  The first step is to surround yourself with foods that are known to be neuroprotective.  Making sure you have pantry staples on hand will ensure you can always prepare a brain-healthy meal or snack, even when pressed for time (or creativity) in the kitchen. You might also enjoy Part 1 of this series, where Dr. Fenn shares her favorite brain-healthy seeds.


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Dr. Annie Fenn is a physician and chef who is dedicated to Alzheimer’s disease prevention. NeuroReserve is delighted to partner with Annie to be a part of our advisory team and also to develop brain healthy recipes for Brain Table. Annie is the founder of Brain Health Kitchen, an online resource providing innovative whole foods-based recipes and dietary recommendations that equip people to cultivate resilient, healthy, and nourished brains for themselves and their families. She’s also founder of the Brain Health Kitchen Cooking School, the only school of its kind entirely devoted to teaching how to cook through the lens of brain health. Annie is a frequent lecturer on the leading evidence regarding foods and dietary patterns that reduce the risk of dementia and cognitive decline. She believes that cooking is the best way she knows how, as a physician, to radically improve health.

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