Something about summer weather makes most people want to cook dishes requiring minimal time, effort, and cleanup. This version of Italian puttanesca fits the bill. Eggs and chickpeas are nestled into a super-fragrant sauce studded with flavor boosters including garlic, capers, and anchovies. Consider serving with crusty sourdough bread so you can enjoy every last bit of this sauce.
Eggs are the richest dietary source of choline, a nutrient that is required for proper brain performance, including improving memory. A recent study in <Nutritional Neuroscience> found that a high-fiber diet may reduce risk of dementia. The mechanisms are currently unknown but might involve the interactions that take place between the gut and the brain: fiber can regulate the composition of the microbiome, which, in turn, impacts neuroinflammation. That makes it a good idea to work more fiber-packed foods such as chickpeas into your daily routine.
Able to handle the heat, avocado is a great multipurpose cooking oil that is high in monounsaturated fat, of which greater intakes have been shown in research to be associated with improved general intelligence.