Friday, 29 March 2013

What Food to Eat to Remeber Better?

These are the terms that you need to learn – phytochemicals, anthocyanin and quercetin, no pressure by the way. The substances, present in many fruits and vegetables have been shown to not only improve memory retention, but also reverse age-related decline in memory. Don't remember momma telling you that when you were a kid? Should have eaten your veggies! Dark reds, blues and greens are what you want to boost your memory.

Studies have also shown that eating fish will help to slow the decline. The omega-3 fatty acids found in fish (and nuts) are great for the brain. Omega-3 is important to keep those brain cells structurally intact. Because our bodies do not produce its own Omega-3, we have to get it from our food sources, usually fish and vegetable oil.

Folic acid
An Australian study found that eating plenty of foods rich in folic acid was associated with faster information processing and memory recall. After just five weeks of introducing adequate folic acid into their diets, women in the study showed overall improvements in memory. Lentils and leafy greens are good sources of folic acid, while avocados are a great source of both folic acid and Omega-3.

What else can you do?

Sleep: A big part of memory is attention. If unfit to pay attention, you won't be able to remember things properly.

Exercise: Regular physical activity has been shown to decrease the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease by about half.

Use your brain: Just as you need physical exercise for a good body, you want mental exercise to keep your brain healthy.

These tips will give you a little push to help your mind become as fit as an elephant's. If all else fails, you can always do the tie-string-on-finger trick.

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