For an appetizer, choose among The 29 Healthiest Foods on the Planet, as recommended by Belly Bites (via Lifehack). How about some crab cakes for vitamin B12 and zinc to boost your immunity? Or steamed artichokes with zesty lemon juice on top to give you a nice dose of antioxidants? Plus, the smell of a lemon will invigorate you.
For the main course, fish curry looks good, according to Eat Smart by Christen Brownlee in Science News Online. The foods you eat affect not only your body, but your brain as well. You probably already know that fish is rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are good for your brain. What you may not know is that curcumin - a component of the curry spice turmeric - may reduce the amount of beta-amyloid, a protein that can aggregate into waxy deposits that have been associated with Alzheimer's symptoms.
You can finish your dinner with a choice of Top 10 Foods for a Good Night’s Sleep, suggested by Yahoo! Food. Sleep allows us to consolidate our memories so that we can learn new things. Did you know that March 5 – 11 is 2007 National Sleep Awareness Week? To catch some Z’s, drizzle a little honey in your warm milk or treat yourself to one of the low-fat lullaby muffins, made with whole-wheat flour and bananas (the Yahoo! Food article has the recipe).
But before you doze off, check out the Waffle House grill cook cheat sheet via information aesthetics. It illustrates the way in which a cook marks the orders. For example, a tub of jelly placed upside down at the 6 o'clock position on a dinner plate indicates scrambled eggs and a wheat toast. It made me wonder if a dinner plate could be used to memorize, let’s say, the filing deadlines for pleadings in the civil procedure rules. One minute of a clock can represent one day so to remember the deadlines, you would need to visualize the positions of the clock hands. Then, you can come up with foods for different stages of the process, and you are ready to arrange your “action-plate.” Is it too much work for what it’s worth? I don’t know. Sleep on it.