Brain Healthy Pantry Items, Part 3: Miso Paste

A healthy gut is necessary for a healthy brain, and fermented foods are especially good at cultivating a healthy gut microbiome, including this next item on Dr. Annie Fenn’s pantry list; Miso Paste. In part 3 of this short video series, our medical and culinary advisor Dr. Fenn explains why she always has miso paste on hand, and suggestions for how to incorporate miso paste into your cooking.    

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 Parts 1 and 2 of this video series, where Dr. Fenn talks about brain-healthy seeds and canned tomatoes.