Our attention constantly being fought for through social media, advertising, kids, work, and well, we don’t even remember what else. Finding nutrient-dense foods to help us keep our memory strong is even more important for keeping mental clarity and remembering whatever it is we don’t know we’re forgetting!
Here are our top 5 foods for boosting memory.
Fish, Flax Seeds or Chia Seeds
The omega-3 fatty acids oils found in fish, flax seeds, or chia seeds play important roles in brain function, normal growth and development, and inflammation. In addition, recent studies indicate that it may also be key in preventing memory loss and the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. This is because omega-3 is found to significantly reduce the amount of amyloid in our blood, a peptide associated with Alzheimer’s disease.
We like to use flax seed oil in our salad dressings, chia seeds in our muffins, and fish on the BBQ but you can always find omega-3 supplements at your health food store if that’s easier.
You will never have to tell us to eat more avocado. Ever. But we love affirming our obsession when learning that it’s even more magical than previously thought. As you might have read, avocados are bursting with ‘healthy fats’. It’s also a great source of Vitamin E and other nutrients that have been shown to help us build up brain tissue.
Sunflower lecithin is a fatty substance commonly found in sunflower seeds and is also a dietary source of several active compounds. Some animal studies have had promising results in demonstrating the link between lecithin and improved memory loss. Sunflower seeds are also a fantastic source of Vitamin E so pass the sunflower seed butter!
Not only is peanut butter used to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease, but the presence of protein, Vitamin E, and ‘healthy fats’ all nourish your brain and body. Peanut butter has also been proven to be good for brain health by helping brain cells regenerate and fight off brain-related diseases like Alzheimer’s.
Your doctors, your nutritionist, and your mom have been telling you forever to eat your greens. And they’re right. Those dark leafy greens are low on calories and high on nutrition. Those leafy greens have been shown to improve cholesterol levels, improve heart health, and even improve brain health and prevent memory loss. Maybe it’s time to make a kale smoothie?
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