Boost Your Memory With These Memory Enhancing Foods


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The brain is like any other part of your body; you have to use it regularly, to strengthen it. It is like a muscle that would atrophy and lose its function altogether, if not constantly “exercised.”  It also needs nutrients to be able to perform its assigned tasks efficiently. A number of people use brain supplements and are not aware that there are amazingly simple foods that improve memory.  Here are just some of the foods that research suggests could help enhance your memory.

Omega-3 Fatty Acid Rich Foods

Unsaturated fats, which are Omega-3 fatty acid rich foods, are excellent foods that improve memory. The brain needs fatty acids to serve as protection and as part of the brain’s bio-membrane. The cerebrosides are a type of fats called glycospingolipids. They are important components of nerve cells, which are vital parts of the nervous system including the brain. When the nerve cells /neurons are functionally well, this would definitely improve your memory.

  • These foods come from oily fish, such as mackerel, black cod, herring, salmon, and sardines.

Fruits and vegetables are rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants are substances that aid in the elimination of waste products from the body. If these oxidants are not excreted from your system, they would cause toxication, which would affect your brain function, rendering it less efficient.  If left untreated, it could lead to eventual death.

Experts, like Professor Andrew Weil, of the University of Arizona, reported that carotenoids, selenium, vitamins C and E would lessen the risk of Parkinson’s disease in people. These are also healthy foods for proper nutrition and wellness.  Some examples are the following:

  • Spinach and broccoli prevent memory loss and are believed to delay or prevent the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, because of their quercetin content.
  •  Turmeric is believed to have properties that prevent memory loss, as well.

Phytochemicals act just like antioxidants; they excrete harmful chemicals and substances from the body. You may want to try the following recommended fruits.

  • Blueberries – These are documented to be rich in phytochemicals like anthocyanin, which is a memory enhancer.
  • Grapes – These contain also anthocyanin and quercetin, like blueberries. These act as a phytochemical to boost your memory.
Complex Carbohydrates

Complex carbohydrates help to enhance memory and brain function by supplying energy to the brain.  The “thinking process” needs energy in order to stay sharp.  A keen memory could only develop fully if you feed your brain properly. A “hungry” mind cannot recall adeptly as a “well-fed” mind.

  • These can come from yogurt, peanuts, oat bran, beans, cereals and whole bread.
The brain is the “mastermind” of the body that is responsible for memory retention. For the brain to be able to perform its biochemical functions efficiently, your whole system should all be functioning well too. You could not isolate one part of your body from the rest.  Hence, a healthy lifestyle should be observed. These include ample sleep; avoidance of drugs, alcohol and cigarette; regular exercise; and –of course- getting your daily dose of these memory boosting foods.

About The Author:

Alex VanDyke a fitness and health enthusiast and also writer and owner of, a website providing information on brain supplements, nootropics, and articles designed to help you remember better, think clearer, and focus faster

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