- Tuna and Salsa Combo
Grab a can of tuna from your pantry shelf, open a jar of salsa, and you will have a tasty meal that takes only seconds to prepare. If you have never put salsa in your tuna, give it a try. The combination explodes with unexpected flavors, and both the Omega-3 fat in the tuna and the anti-inflammatory nutrients in the salsa tomatoes will nourish and protect your brain.
Eating nuts could not be easier. Nuts require no preparation at all. Buy shelled nuts, store them in a covered container or a baggie in the refrigerator, and simply grab a small handful for a healthful snack, or sprinkle them in salads or on whole wheat pasta. Your brain will love the healthful fat in these delicious treats. Tip: When buying nuts, avoid those that contain added oil or a lot of salt.?
- Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
The easiest way to introduce more healthful olive oil into your daily diet is to use it in place of butter. Instead of serving butter with bread, pour a small amount of olive oil into a dish, and use that for dipping whole wheat bread. Also use the extra-virgin olive oil for sauteing, instead of butter. You will accomplish two things at once. You will increase the amount of brain-friendly fats you consume, while simultaneously reducing the number of saturated fats. Tip: Use low or medium heat when cooking with olive oil. Keep the temperature of the oil below the point where it would start to smoke.?