ThinkFood CookbookBeing quite fond of cooking (and eating) you can imagine how excited I was when I learned of Thinkfood, a Food Blogger cookbook project collaborated with Posit Science.

The Thinkfood cookbook features 50 delicious, original, brain-healthy recipes, each created by a different food blogger.  In addition, what is even more exciting is anyone can sign up for the Recipe of the Week program. With this, you receive and preview a tasty new recipe from the cookbook, delivered to your inbox every week…. Imagine getting fifty brain healthy recipes free!  Included is information about the foodie blogger who created the recipe, exclusive cooking tips, and the science behind the brain healthy foods and nutrients in the recipe.

Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

photo - Carrots 'N' Cake:

The first week ThinkFood shared with me this awesome Banana Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie by Tina Haupert and this week the recipe is a main course dish, Garlic Salmon over Spinach by Kristen, author of Dine & Dish.

The ThinkFood area of Posit Science has a whole host of information is offered regarding brain healthy foods in addition to the weekly recipe. Below is as excerpt from the ThinkFood glossary:

Sage – Sage has long been thought to have medicinal properties, and current science has borne that out. Administration of sage or sage extracts has been shown to improve memory, attention, and mood in healthy young adults, and may improve outcomes in Alzheimer’s disease. Reference: 23

23. An extract of Salvia (sage) with anticholinesterase properties improves memory and attention in healthy older volunteers.

The pharmacological effects of Salvia species on the central nervous system.

Effects of Salvia officinalis L. (sage) leaves on memory retention and its interaction with the cholinergic system in rats.

Medicinal plants and Alzheimer’s disease: Integrating ethnobotanical and contemporary scientific evidence.

Salvia lavandulaefolia (Spanish sage) enhances memory in healthy young volunteers.

Positive modulation of mood and cognitive performance following administration of acute doses of Salvia lavandulaefolia essential oil to healthy young volunteers.

I thought it interesting to learn that Sage may improve the memory. This is a helpful tip for those approaching middle age. Being a bit beyond that, I have noticed that my memory is not what it used to be. Perhaps I should load up on the Sage?