Thursday, March 6, 2014
Eat Your Liver
I am not a fan of liver. My childhood memories of being served (i.e. forced to eat) liver are not good ones. And I think my sister is still traumatized by the experience.
But the headline of a recent AARP bulletin says “Boost your B-12 for Brain Health” and liver is especially high in B12.
The article said that “Not getting enough of this important vitamin could lead to memory problems as you age. Publishing in the American Academy of Neurology, scientists noted that in a study of people 65 and older, not only did those with a B12 deficiency scored lower on memory and cognitive tests, but brain scans showed they had a smaller total brain volume.”
Here’s a link: http://blog.aarp.org/2011/09/27/the-takeaway-boost-your-b-12-for-brain-health-alternatives-to-knee-replacement-surgery/
PS – This is the only appetizing picture of liver that I could find.
Image credit: <a href='http://www.123rf.com/photo_10981097_veal-liver-with-apples-and-greens-isolated-on-white.html'>aikidoki / 123RF Stock Photo</a>