To eat is to live – undoubtedly to eat is necessary for survival. What then is a healthy diet? What must one absolutely keep away from? Which diet makes me better at what I want to be good at? When it comes to food we are all on the lookout for the right answers. It would be really nice to know what is the best and what is the worst in relation to our choice of diet.
Imagine if we could be sure to get the proper ingredients, stay thin and in tip-top condition and above all avoid being ill – all from eating a suitable diet. Knowledge on food is of fundamental mutual interest affecting us all. Food for Brains does not have all the answers but hopefully it can help you to focus on your health.
Food for Brains was developed by Helene Elsass Center – a center where new methods and approaches to training and learning in relation to people with brain injury are developed. The starting point for all activities at the Helene Elsass Center are always children and adolescents with Cerebral Palsy.
All brains need nourishment
Food for Brains focus on the nutrition that is essential for the brain both in relation to development and learning and when it comes to maintaining already acquired skills. All recipes have been developed in relation to Cerebral Palsy. However both information and recipes are of such a nature and quality that Food for Brains applies to everybody.
In the massive research preceding Food for Brains it has become evident to what extent nutrition and knowledge on nutrition is a highly complex field, which in more than one respect is hedged in often by contrary attitudes and interests. Myths and old wives’ tales continuously tend to be a part of the general culinary art. Also distinct personal preferences and sense of ownership to certain areas of nutrition play a no small role.
In Food for Brains the recipes are and must be easy and fast to prepare – they reflect what is known as ‘ordinary food’. Even if the dishes appear to be simple and common they do contain exactly the ingredients suggested by recent research. How much of a given ingredient is enough and when is the too much? Quite frankly we don’t know exactly, but the guidelines on daily intake of food from the Ministry of Health are a good starting point. – and remember; all brains need ‘brain-smart’ food!