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Ideas for New Year's Resolutions

Based on reading the Fall/Winter Linus Pauling Institute Newsletter, here's a few validated nutritional resolutions for the New Year.

1. Take a vitamin D supplement of one or two thousand IU daily.

2. Take a fish oil supplement of one or two thousand mg daily, associated with better executive function.

3. Reduce Western diet intake, especially high-temperature meat from 4-legged animals.

4. Try more mild cooking, replacement of high-fructose corn syrup with sucrose, and increased intake of substances like vitamin C.

5. "Subjects taking multivitamin/minerals had improvements in stress, mental health, mental vigor, and analytical performance." Take one?

6. Eat fewer trans-fats, that increase brain atrophy, poor memory and attention.

7. "Blood levels of vitamins C, D, and E are associated with increased brain volume." Want that next year?

8. Resolve to eat the highest quality diet, which consists of whole grains, fruit, vegetables, fish, nuts, and seeds, and is low in red meat.

9. Exercise is the best nutrition. More of that?

Wishing you a happy and healthier new year!

- Roc, Nutrition Investigator

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