Did you know your brain is like a muscle that needs regular
exercise? The good news is, exercising your brain is simpler than
you might think. When you experience something new you actually
stimulate your brain, improving brain function and creating new
neural pathways. So every time you try a new hobby, start a
new exercise regime or even listen to a different type of music
you're exercising your brain.
However, brain strength, like muscular strength, requires you to
'use it' otherwise you risk 'losing it'. One great way to include
more brain exercise into your weekly routine and learn something
new in the process, is to try new recipes or foods each week.
How often do we simply eat the same things for dinner each week?
Monday = Chicken and salad, Tuesday = tacos, it's easy to slip into
a routine and stop challenging ourselves. Our body becomes
accustomed to eating standard meals and our brain gets bored
preparing the same thing each week.
So, why not look for recipes with different cooking methods or
ingredients to keep things fresh? Have you heard of fish en
papillote? Or have you ever cooked something sous vide? Maybe
you've never made your own pasta or steak sauce before. Teaching
yourself a new recipe is not only beneficial for your tummy, but
it's like teaching your brain a new trick.
Here at Diabetes Queensland we want to challenge you to start
the New Year a fresh and keep your brain active and healthy by
encouraging you to try a new recipe each week.
To help you out, we have a range of delicious healthy recipes
including mains, sides, dessert, breakfast and snacks with gluten
free and vegetarian options also available. Visit our recipe
library here for some
So, what's on the menu for dinner tonight?