Is Beer Really Brain Food? New Research Says Yes!

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  March 20, 2015

If asked to name a healthy alcoholic beverage, most people would probably say red wine, which is known for its antioxidants and procyanidins. While these compounds have been proven to keep wine-drinkers in good health, new research has suggested that red vino isn't the only beneficial libation. Scientists recently discovered a compound in hops that has positive effects on brain cells, suggesting that beer may also be a good drink of choice for health-driven individuals.

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Fish May Fight Alzheimer's Disease

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  September 4, 2014

Many foods are essential for boosting your brain, improving heart health and strengthening your immune system. For many years, scientists have stressed the importance of integrating fish into your diet, as this form of protein can provide the body with a wealth of nutrients.

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Munch On This Trail Mix to Boost Brain Power

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  June 23, 2014

Whether you prefer salty treats or sweet eats, trail mix is the perfect dish, as it combines a number of different tastes in one transportable snack. This savory selection is not only an ideal choice for seniors on-the-go, but it can feature several ingredients ideal for increasing cognitive health.

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Celebrate National Blueberry Pie Day and Reap Cerebral Benefits

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  April 28, 2014

For some people, nothing says springtime more than a bunch of berries. With the weather becoming more and more enjoyable with each passing day, there is no better time than now to start reintroducing an array of refreshing ingredients into your daily diet, including these types of fruit. For instance, National Blueberry Pie Day is on its way, making it reason enough to begin digging into these natural treats. In addition to savoring the sweet yet tangy flavor that blueberries boast, those living in senior communities will appreciate the slew of health benefits that come from this fruit.

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Foods to Boost Your Brain

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  April 16, 2014

Over the years, a number of ingredients have earned the "brain food" title. According to The Huffington Post, although eating a balanced diet is perennially recommended for better health, people may particularly benefit from consuming certain foods that have been scientifically proven to promote cognitive function and memory.

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How Can Diet Benefit Your Brain?

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  November 1, 2013

Medical experts agree that eating a balanced diet can promote health and physical well-being. According to the Mayo Clinic, some foods may also boost cognitive ability and slow mental decline by helping individuals maintain appropriate levels of cholesterol and blood sugar. Focusing daily meals around whole grains, fruits, vegetables and foods that contain healthy fat can promote these efforts. Here are a few ideas for people in independent living who want to incorporate a few of these items into their regular diet:

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Enjoy Fall With A Brain-Friendly Dish!

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  November 1, 2012

Fall is a great time of year, not only for the beautiful foliage, but also for some of the great foods that are in season this time of year. Most of us like to take advantage of eating as many pumpkin flavored things as we can, and we have a recipe that not only fulfills the craving, but is also great for the brain.

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Foods To Look And Feel Younger

By Sunrise Senior Living  |  September 19, 2012

As we get older, we try and turn back time to look years younger. However, many people may not realize it's not nips and tucks you need - it's a good diet.

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