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No matter how old you are, it’s never too late to start eating in a way that gives you the best possible chance of staving off dementia as you age and making sure that you feel focused and sharp every day.
As a nutritional psychiatrist, faculty member at Harvard Medical School and author of “This Is Your Brain on Food,” I study how our gut bacteria can trigger metabolic processes and brain inflammation that impact memory. Existing studies point to the idea that we may be able to reduce the possibility of dementia by avoiding foods that can compromise our gut bacteria and weaken our memory and focus.
Here are the foods I try to avoid or cut back on to fight inflammation and promote brain health, sharp thinking and good decision-making:
1. Added sugars
The brain uses energy in the form of glucose, a form of sugar, to fuel cellular activities. However, a high-sugar diet can lead to excess glucose in the brain, which studies have linked to memory impairments and less plasticity of the hippocampus — the part of the brain controlling memory.
Consuming unhealthy processed foods like baked goods and soda, which are often loaded with refined and added sugars — often in the form of high-fructose corn syrup — floods the brain with too much glucose.
Although each body has different needs, the American Heart Association recommends that women consume no more than 25 grams of added sugar per day, and men stay under 36 grams added sugar per day. (To figure out if a packaged food contains added sugars, and how much, check the “added sugars” line in the Nutrition Facts panel.)
2. Fried foods
French fries, tempura, samosas, fish and chips and chicken-fried steak. Is your mouth watering? I get it.
Still, when it comes to brain health, it pays to reduce the amount of fried foods you eat. In fact, one study including 18,080 people found that a diet high in fried foods was linked to lower scores in learning and memory. The likely reason: These guilty pleasures cause inflammation, which can damage the blood vessels that supply the brain with blood.
Another study looked at 715 people and measured their levels of depression and mental resilience. It also documented their level of fried food consumption. Sure enough, researchers found that those who consumed more fried foods were more likely to develop depression in their lifetime.
If you’re eating fried foods daily, switch to weekly. If it’s a weekly habit, try enjoying them just once a month. If you don’t eat fried foods, you’re already on your way to happier times!
On behalf of the Morgan State University Entrepreneurial Development & Assistance Center (MSU EDAC) for the Women Veteran Entrepreneurs (WVE) Initiative, we are delighted to extend an invitation to attend our webinar covering:
Pricing Strategies for Government Contracts
December 1st from 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
This webinar is open to everyone, and we encourage all to join us and indulge in the fruitful information we have in store.
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Guest Speaker: Tenilla Jones, President
Jones Lawrence Crisp & Associates, Inc.
(Serving the Community for 10+ Years)
SNAPSHOT OF TENILLA JONES
Tenilla Jones' sole mission is to extend a helping hand with aiding small businesses reach their financial goals. She obtained her BS in Accounting, MS in Management Accounting, and a MBA in Accounting & Business/Management from the University of Maryland Global Campus.
JLC & Associates, Inc. is an administrative services organization (ASO) established to deliver a solution for small businesses that have a need for an infrastructure but do not have the resources to maintain a fully operational corporate staff. Offering services in accounting/booking services, HR services, payroll, pricing, proposal writing, personal financial coaching, and small business 401k plans.
The weekend we've all been waiting for is fast approaching! Come on out & join us this Saturday as we serve our unhoused brothers and sisters with a deliciously, home-cooked meal, and provide clothes for them so they can get ready for the cold winter months.
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Spergo founder and CEO Trey Brown (center), alongside FUBU founder Daymond John (left) and Brown’s mother, Spergo COO Sherell Peterson ABC/Christopher Willard
At age 12, Trey Brown spent $178 in birthday money to buy, customize and sell 16 T-shirts.
They “sold out instantly,” Brown said on Friday’s episode of ABC’s “Shark Tank.”
Today, Brown is 15 years old. At the time of the “Shark Tank” episode’s taping, he said, his Philadelphia-based streetwear apparel brand Spergo was on pace to bring in $2.2 million in 2021 sales.
Brown founded the start-up in early 2018 with the help of his mother, Sherell Peterson, a retired seamstress who’s now Spergo’s full-time COO. Spergo sells apparel like socks, T-shirts, hoodies and sweatpants — priced at $12, $45, $80 and $98, respectively.
And on Friday’s “Shark Tank” episode, Brown landed a $300,000 investment deal from Daymond John, the founder of apparel company FUBU, in exchange for a 20% stake in Spergo.
“Obviously, I relate to this,” said John. “I started a clothing brand, and my mother was — and is — a huge inspiration in my life.”
Brown said he launched Spergo — the name is a combination of the words “sports,” “heroes” and “go-getters” — after growing increasingly aware of violence and drugs in his local community. Successfully selling T-shirts, he thought, could help encourage his peers to stay out of trouble.
“I wanted to be the light, and role model,” said Brown. After selling his first batch of shirts to friends and family, Peterson asked him what he wanted to do with the proceeds. His response: Reinvest back into the company. Several months later, Brown was selling shirts door-to-door at local Philadelphia businesses. His hustle impressed a barbershop patron who happened to have Sean “Diddy” Combs’ number, and a FaceTime call quickly followed.
Combs, impressed, decided to help raise Spergo’s profile — with both an Instagram post highlighting Brown’s story and a $25,000 grant, which Brown used to open the first of his company’s three brick-and-mortar stores in Philadelphia.
At first, John was hesitant to offer an investment because, he said, Spergo was already successful on its own. “You’re already blowing up,” John told Brown. “I’m not sure if you are ready for a partner.”
But when fellow Shark Mark Cuban offered Brown $300,000 for a 25% stake in the company, John decided to match it. Brown then negotiated John down to 20%, with Peterson assuring John that the money would help Spergo grow more quickly.
John’s investment will go toward hiring a fashion designer, upgrading the start-up’s e-commerce technology and getting further ahead on upcoming production, Peterson said.
Brown said his goal is to become a billionaire by age 21. But, he noted, a partnership with John already feels like a full-circle moment. “I used to bring Mr. Daymond’s book to school and I would read it any time I would finish my work,” said Brown. “Now, to be partnering with [him], it’s still soaking in right now.”
Disclosure: CNBC owns the exclusive off-network cable rights to “Shark Tank.”
Since its launch, nearly 10,000 Baltimore residents have found jobs. That’s why Enoch Pratt Library was recently recognized with the national Power of Libraries award for their community impact.
Ask yourself this question: How would you apply for a job with no access to transportation or the internet? BGE, the Enoch Pratt Free Library and Baltimore City came together to help solve that problem.
They unveiled the Mobile Job Center which will help many residents in Baltimore.
The 40-foot bus was the first of its kind in Baltimore. More than a year later, the large bus continues to serve as a source of hope for many residents in the community seeking employment. Since its launch, nearly 10,000 Baltimore residents have found jobs. That’s why Enoch Pratt Library was recently recognized with the national Power of Libraries award for their community impact.
“This vehicle allows the library to take the job services we already offer beyond the walls of our branches to serve communities that have high unemployment and where access to a Pratt location may be challenging,” stated Gordon Krabbe,
Acting CEO of the Enoch Pratt Free Library.
The Mobile Job Center, funded by BGE and Exelon, features 13 computer work stations with satellite internet access, employee reference materials, and access to library online databases and resources.
“This is a great example of the partnerships we are building to enhance workforce development opportunities that positively impact the lives of our customers,” observed BGE CEO and Exelon Foundation Board Member Calvin G. Butler Jr.
“Everyone deserves access to high quality information and the ability to see and apply for employment electronically, which is increasingly becoming the only way for people to access good jobs,” Butler noted.
“It’s incumbent upon businesses to be a part of the solution.”
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