RememBar Nutrition for Memory and Focus
Stop Brain Fog
Have you ever struggled to find your words or been unable to quickly recall something you just learned? Those situations definitely don't make you feel good.
Maybe even worse, you are like me and know family members and friends who have been diagnosed with dementia or Alzhiemer's.
What's even scarier is that research shows those diseases can start decades ahead of showing true symptoms. Yikes.
My father was diagnosed with Alzheimer's a few years ago and I experienced my grandmother's decline with dementia while I was in high school. So those moments when I forget my words and can't remember what I just learned cause me to take even more pause. I'm not even 40 yet...
Well, what can we do about it? I was just reading an article that shows there are a number of healthy lifestyles that are associated with reduced cognitive decline and one of them is what we eat. This research is becoming more prevalent and more refined.
After my father was initially diagnosed, he and my mother came to visit my wife and me in Texas. It was an awful trip for them. When they arrived, my father was confused, exhausted, and didn't resemble the brilliant man he had shown himself to be throughout his life. My mother was crushed and I hated seeing it start to happen again in our lives.
As we talked about what was going on, we realized that their diet on the trip was carbohydrate heavy and lacked proper nutrition. So what did we do? We started to research good foods for the brain and started thinking of ways to put them together. That's when RememBars were born! While my mother is a great baker, I am far from it. We made numerous batches and vowed to continue perfecting the recipe.
This is what we found:
- it is really hard to find good, nutritious food that is easy and convenient. you should see how often my father eats...
- our bodies crave the things we shouldn't eat and most food manufactures know it!
- basic, good food can help our bodies and our brains. that is good news
- while there isn't a cure, more research continues to be done on ways to lessen diseases like Alzheimer's. lifestyle changes can have a big impact
That original research - and much more extensive research into peer-reviewed studies - showed that:
- eating nuts, fruit, and whole grains can help your whole body
- what is good for your gut is good for your brain
- sweets and other unhealthy food (like fried food) can impact your memory
While it has taken a few years, RememBars aren't just for my father anymore! They are for everyone and they are quite nutritious and delicious. We got help from nutritionists, dietitians, and food scientists to make them available.
We also decided that we need to help further research so we are donating a portion of our proceeds to non-profits supporting Alzheimer's care, support, and research. That makes it easy to eat well and do good at the same time!