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7 Foods That Can Boost Your Memory

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If you’re like me, you’ve got an endless list of on going “to do’s” and upcoming commitments. Sometime you need to boost your memory to keep track of all that information, especially as you get older!

Don’t forget your sister’s husband’s birthday next week… Don’t forget you’re looking after your friend’s dog during the first week of March… And don’t forget the password for your new e-mail account!

The list goes on and on and when you really think about it, our mind is an incredible machine but let’s face it, sometimes it needs a little boost!

Incorporate these foods in your diet to boost your memory!

1. Blueberries

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These tasty super berries have the ability to protect your brain from stress caused by oxidization. The flavonoids in blueberries are known to improve short and long term memory function as well as other cognitive functions like communication, logic, and decision-making!

2. Almonds

I absolutely love almonds as a mid-day snack, so when I found out they improved memory I was over the moon! Almonds are rich in omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants, while are both huge factors in a strong brain!

If you get bored of having a handful of almonds for a snack then try soaking them in water overnight and then adding them to your smoothie in the morning!

3. Coconut Oil

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The list of uses for coconut oil goes on and on, so it’s no surprise that it can also improve your memory! Coconut oil can actually help protect your mind against common memory disorders that come with age. Not only can it protect against short-term memory, it is also suggested that coconut oil may have properties that fend of early signs of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

4. Avocados

Avocados are a source of monosaturated fats, which promote blood flow throughout your body! When your body has a healthy blood flow, than an extremely healthy body is supporting your brain and aiding in great brain function.

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I wouldn’t suggest going over board on your avocado intake though since it is an extremely fatty and high calorie fruit. Maybe add one to your salads here and there or make a spread out of one for your morning toast!

5. Pomegranate Seeds

Pomegranates are full of antioxidants and antioxidants as you may know, protect your body from free radicals. Your entire body can be affected by free radicals but your brain is actually the most vulnerable.

Remember, the more colorful the food the more healthy it is! Keep that in mind when you try to increase your antioxidant intake!

6. Cinnamon and Honey

Next time you’re craving a tea, try adding cinnamon and honey into the pot! Cinnamon and honey are capable of relieving stress and improving cognitive function.

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I find just smelling the mixture of lemon, cinnamon and honey really helps wake my mind up! Having tea with cinnamon and honey is great in the morning to get you ready for your day, but it’s also helpful at night because it will help you sleep.

A good night’s sleep is crucial in boosting your memory!

7. Dark Chocolate

Need I say more? The flavonoids in dark chocolate can boost your brain function and stimulate your memory. Don’t get too ahead of yourself though, limit yourself to a couple squares of chocolate a day at most and the chocolate has got to be at least 75% dark chocolate.

Sources:

http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/eat-smart-healthier-brain

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/your-brain-on-blueberries/

http://www.webmd.com/diet/features/eat-smart-healthier-brain?page=2

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