Kemper Kitchen

Kemper House is always adding new recipes to our already great menus in order to transition to the MIND Diet. The MIND diet consists of 15 components, 10 healthy foods to consume daily or weekly, and 5 foods that should be limited. The foods highlight the nutrients and servings that have been demonstrated in study after study to protect the brain against oxidative stress and inflammation. These foods also help facilitate healthy brain function.

Healthy foods to consume daily:

Green leafy vegetables

Most other vegetables


Berries, especially blueberries and strawberries

Beans and legumes

Whole grains

Fish, especially salmon, albacore tuna, and sardines


Extra virgin olive oil

Wine, but limit to one glass daily

Foods to limit:

Red meat

Butter and stick margarine

Cheese (whole fat)

Pastries and other sweets

Fried foods and fast foods

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