Category: Foods

Carbohydrates, Tammie Ballard, Food Technologist, USDA/Aerobic Instructor

Definition:  A large group of sugars, starches, celluloses, and gums that contain carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen in similar proportions. Function:  The primary function of carbohydrates is to provide energy for the body, especially the brain and the nervous system.  Carbohydrates are quickly broken down into sugars that cause blood sugar

We Are What We Eat, Marilyn Dunston

I’m sure you’ve heard the term “brain food”, such as almonds, avocados, bananas, blackberries, blueberries, cantaloupe, dark chocolate, oranges, peanut butter and, of course, fish.  These are foods that stimulate and enhance our health by helping to keep the blood vessels of the brain clear of blockages and thereby allowing