Brain Healthy Pantry Items, Part 2: Canned Tomatoes and Tomato Sauce

Have you ever wondered if canned foods are as nutritious as their fresh counterparts? Or what ingredients to look for or avoid when reviewing nutrition labels? One of NeuroReserve’s medical advisors, Annie Fenn, M.D., shares her favorite brain-healthy pantry items with us in Part 2 of this video series, offering her insights about canned tomatoes and tomato sauce.

As part of our NeuroReserve community, you know that diet is an important factor to reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.  But what’s the best way to start eating for brain health?  The first step is to surround yourself with foods that are known to be neuroprotective.  Making sure you have pantry staples on hand will ensure you can always prepare a brain-healthy meal or snack, even when pressed for time (or creativity) in the kitchen. You might also enjoy Part 1 of this series, where Dr. Fenn shares her favorite brain-healthy seeds.