Brain Foods for Brain Health – Boost Brain Health with Good Eats

Brain Foods for Brain Health – Boost Brain Health with Good Eats

Dr. Liz Applegate’s presentation discusses specific foods and dietary supplements that may enhance brain health and transform diet to one that supports healthy aging and memory performance. Dr. Applegate is Director of Sports Nutrition and a Distinguished Lecturer at the University of California, Davis. Her educational focus is eating for optimal health and performance. She writes a column for Runner’s World, appears on national TV & radio and speaks to people of all ages about practical and science based approaches to optimizing oneself through diet. In this lecture, she discusses the MIND diet, the benefits and dangers of supplements, foods that can benefit brain health and others that you’ll want to avoid.

This lecture is part of UC Davis Health System’s Alzheimer’s Disease Center 2016 Community Lecture Series sponsored by Sunrise Senior Living and Aegis Living. It was delivered live at the Lesher Center for the Arts in Walnut Creek, California on November 29, 2016.

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0:00 Intro to brain health
1:14 How your brain ages
5:43 What factors impact brain aging?
8:45 Type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s
20:07 The MIND Diet
28:02 Leafy green vegetables
33:28 Colored vegetables
34:31 Nuts, berries and beans
37:33 Whole grains
38:30 Seafood and omega-3
42:09 Poultry
42:27 Olives and olive oil
42:47 Red wine
43:13 Foods to limit
46:27 What about coffee and chocolate?
47:45 MIND Diet menu
50:43 Supplements explained
57:55 Questions from the audience

The information in this video was accurate as of the upload date, 11/30/16. For information purposes only. Consult your local medical authority for advice.

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  1. Light House 61 on December 19, 2022 at 12:55 am

    Omg, "stop worrying about GMO’s", Hello, GMO’s are causing holes in the intestinal walls. GMo’s are plants designed to be sprayed with more herbicides ! Geezus, find a better video than this one to get brain health information. There is lots of info on the mushroom Lions mane.

  2. The Healthy Me on December 19, 2022 at 12:56 am

    Healthy mind..

  3. Joy Emeka on December 19, 2022 at 12:58 am

    Stop believing What the doctors says that there’s no cure for diabetes, I was recently cured of my type 2 diabetes with the herbs medication I ordered from Dr Igudia on his YouTube channel.

  4. John davidson on December 19, 2022 at 12:59 am

    Amazing Video!! Am taking these foods on regular basis along with using Memory Support Capsules of Planet Ayurveda for Healthy Brain.

  5. Elaine Koeppel on December 19, 2022 at 1:00 am

    Eating this extra insulin foods all of time. Burns our the pancreas

  6. Elaine Koeppel on December 19, 2022 at 1:00 am

    There are lots of sweet flavoring grown on a tree that do not raise blood sugar. Like coconut sugar. Agave. Stevia. Honey. And many more. Look for them

  7. Adrian Amaya on December 19, 2022 at 1:01 am

    Thank you Dr.! What a insight on decades of research. It reinforce some concepts and removes other doubts from fads and quick fixes. Thanks for sharing. I’ll thank my Food Nutrition professor who recommended your presentation.

  8. Elaine Koeppel on December 19, 2022 at 1:01 am

    Bread today is raised with chemical fertilizers like pesticides. When we eat these breads. They cause cancer. And also eating bread increases the insulin and causes diabetes and hyperactivity

  9. Jean on December 19, 2022 at 1:03 am

    I wish I could sit through this. The end, which I won’t get too, is probably most interesting.

  10. Elaine Koeppel on December 19, 2022 at 1:03 am

    Detox the blood with burdock root tea. Detox the liver with milk thistle tea. And detox the kidneys with dandelion leaf tea.

  11. Buddhaneo Siddhananda on December 19, 2022 at 1:05 am

    Alzheimer’s disease is actually a higher brain function… not a disease at all…

  12. Debbie Butler on December 19, 2022 at 1:06 am

    Its sad that we arent taught this in high school 10 threw 12 grades it may help people to get a start early on in life/ life style.

  13. ROOKMIN SAMJUTHAN on December 19, 2022 at 1:07 am

    Very informative

  14. Zanii on December 19, 2022 at 1:07 am

    I have stress, lack of concentration, difficulty focusing, forgetfulness, haziness in thoughts, slow thinking, concentration on words … please tell me what happen to me please

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    Motivativative talk helps improve imunity

  16. yaiche rabah on December 19, 2022 at 1:11 am

    She works for the food industry

  17. S.T.A.R.S. Agent. on December 19, 2022 at 1:11 am

    01:12 This is how your brain ages

    04:16 Questions for today

    08:44 Research reveals Alziemrs

    20:53 Medietraritanin diet

    33:29 Colored vegetables

    37:34 Whole grains

    42:46 Red wine

    49:19 Foods to limit less than five

    51:23 DHA

    56:08 Memory supplements

  18. Nana Aphesis on December 19, 2022 at 1:12 am

    Since this conference, things changed so much… I like the easy talking way she has but there are many things that she said that are considered not correct today, considering functions and servings of some nutrients.

  19. Elaine Koeppel on December 19, 2022 at 1:13 am

    I have been an herbalist for 30 years. I have also studied this

  20. Elaine Koeppel on December 19, 2022 at 1:17 am

    Stay away from soy foods. They increase estrogen. And when you have too much estrogen it can cause dementia.

  21. garyssimo on December 19, 2022 at 1:19 am

    Do NOT EAT FARMED SALMON! please only wild unless you want many toxic things in your fish

  22. Jessica Housley on December 19, 2022 at 1:19 am

    Can this help those suffering with FASD

  23. stephen edwards on December 19, 2022 at 1:20 am

    How do you reverse cognitive decline in the brain after years off alcohol usage?

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  25. Healthy Living Shows on December 19, 2022 at 1:21 am

    This is highly informative ❤

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  27. Elaine Koeppel on December 19, 2022 at 1:22 am

    Blue berries a wonderful for the eyes

  28. Fran Briggs on December 19, 2022 at 1:25 am

    Someone said, "Too bad this isn’t taught in medical schools instead of pushing pharmaceuticals." They don’t realize Big Pharma owns the medical schools.

  29. J F on December 19, 2022 at 1:26 am

    This was an excellent and very timely (urgent) and important presentation. But something stated really bothered me.

    The narrator asks the question, “Is our memory and intellectual ability really threatened by this new way of eating?… IT IS STILL TOO EARLY TO BE DEFINITIVE ABOUT THAT.” 😲😲😲

    WTF! Why would one WAIT until one is “definitive” about such a serious matter??? This procedure seems to be the norm these days, and it makes NO GOOD SENSE, unless you are the vender or manufacturer in question. It is like a mechanic saying, “Our investigations so far indicate that your brakes may be bad. But keep driving the vehicle until we can be DEFINITIVE.”

    The more correct, ethical, smart, and logical thing would rather say to STOP eating, planting, selling, this “junk food” until YOU (the seller, manufacturer, etc.) can PROVE DEFINITIVELY that it is not detrimental to human health!!! The BURDEN OF PROOF is on the WRONG PARTY!! 😡😡🤬

  30. Garen on December 19, 2022 at 1:26 am

    Crazy, you talk as if these supplements have side effects that are worst than medication drugs. Get off your high horse

  31. Elaine Koeppel on December 19, 2022 at 1:27 am

    Which causes diabetes type 1

  32. Marcia Uter on December 19, 2022 at 1:27 am

    Amazing thank you 💝🙏🏼

  33. Nathan Browne on December 19, 2022 at 1:28 am

    Cinimon lowers diebeties

  34. Wahfreak on December 19, 2022 at 1:29 am

    @20:00 she said 50g of added sugar is the daily limit. That’s a little less than third of a cup which to me looks like a lot. I just read that 1 20oz bottle of coke has 65g of sugar. Unreal. I can’t imagine why our health is so terrible.

  35. Elaine Koeppel on December 19, 2022 at 1:31 am

    Beans from a can have added salt and sugars for presertavitives

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  37. tim Wheeler on December 19, 2022 at 1:33 am

    Well done

  38. Maria Carrion on December 19, 2022 at 1:35 am

    Thank you so much for this health educational video. I bemoan eating out of a can now. Also I wanted to share with you that there are ubiquitous studies about the negative health outcome with Canola oil. It is no good. I’ll definitely stop cooking with coconut oil.

  39. Nathan Browne on December 19, 2022 at 1:36 am

    Never drink never do drugs never smoke helps immunity

  40. Nathan Browne on December 19, 2022 at 1:36 am

    We keep learning more everyday

  41. Nathan Browne on December 19, 2022 at 1:38 am

    I’m immune no covid plant based diet learning helps cell repair diets helps and anti aging diets

  42. Elaine Koeppel on December 19, 2022 at 1:40 am

    Goat cheese has the added calcium needed and has NO hormones added

  43. Greg David L on December 19, 2022 at 1:42 am

    Anyone watched the whole hour and half and give bullet points?

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  45. xyz on December 19, 2022 at 1:46 am

    I bet she recommended the jab too

  46. Ioan Melinte on December 19, 2022 at 1:47 am

    Like from Giovanni Melinte.

  47. Mazin Alzamil on December 19, 2022 at 1:50 am

    Is there a summary for this 1+ hour lecture …😅

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    Thank God that I already found a herbal cure to the HSV1/2 virus,it wasn’t easy going through pain and shame in all part of the body,for the fact that the virus was so critical,I was unable to get married, but I still do thank God that in every situation he finds a way out thanks Dr Ofenmu Youtube channel for being the God sent so happy I got recommended to you

  49. Elaine Koeppel on December 19, 2022 at 1:52 am

    Foods that have much hormones like beef that have been injected with synthetic hormones to make the cows produce more. Ilk and cheese. These added hormones make us age quicker and also increase the age of little girls to start there menustration as early as 8 to 10.

  50. Nathan Browne on December 19, 2022 at 1:54 am

    You need to eat immortal diets so we live for ever