I received the book Super Foods for Awesome memory by Shipra Khanna as a review copy from the publisher, Rupa Publications and am thankful to them for the same.
We are what we eat and so our memory is linked to food. The helplessness that overwhelms us when one forgets a name can be embarrassing. In this age of instant Googling, this is just the start of the ebbing process where memory is gradually relegated to a shrinking space in our brains. But help is at hand – and literally so!
MasterChef India Shipra Khanna brings to us recipes on a platter that help in strengthening both our mind and memory, from retention to quick recall. And the ingredients are to be found not in some exotic location, but in our own kitchen.
From chicken recipes that keep ageing away, to recipes made with coconut oil that help fight memory loss, and a fish that helps you meditate or walnuts that prevent you from going nuts- this book is a storehouse of interesting information.
Try her recipes and see for yourself how you can fight the complacency and sloth that come in the way of following an exercise regimen, or positive action. Super foods for awesome memory is the book that will guide you smoothly to a better life.
The cover of the book is beautiful. At the outset, the author mentions that she has compiled all the ingredients that help in sharpening the mind in this book provided one has them in moderate amounts and also mentions the importance of food, exercise, meditation and healthy lifestyle.
The recipes are simple and easy to follow. She has spoken in detail about the various ingredients like salmon (the fish that helps to meditate), poultry, extravirgin olive oil, avocado, beetroot (liver’s best friend), coconut oil (superfood), blueberry (highest antioxidant rich food), bone broth, broccoli (the cool vegetable), celery, green leafy vegetables walnuts, rosemary, almonds, egg yolk and dark chocolate.
She had also described some tricks of cooking like removing the smell of fish before cooking, ingredients that go well with various foods, recipe of guacamole, to mention a few. I was actually surprised to read so many benefits of coconut oil. She has also mentioned that many of these ingredients also promote weight loss.
While talking about each ingredient, she has started with their health benefits including their nutrient values in terms of vitamins and minerals and then given 5-6 recipes with that ingredient. Each chapter ends with a food for thought in which the author has mentioned some factsabout the ingredient discussed.
There are 80 recipes in all. The book has beautiful pictures, mouth watering recipes.
I loved the book and am planning to start with the fish recipe in the holidays.
DISCLAIMER: I received the book as a review copy from the publisher, Rupa Publications, in exchange for an honest review. I have not received any monetary compensation for the same.