~ How to Improve Memory ~

Brain Boosters and Brain Busters

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 Are you looking after your brain’s health? The function of our memory declines as we age, but there are certain factors that can slow down the deterioration and actually improve our memory. Diet and activity plays a key role.

Brain Boosters

  • Opt for Whole-grains for Energy
  • Eat Oily Fish or an Omega 3 Supplement
  • Eat Blueberries rich in Polyphenols and Flavonoids, Blackcurrant and Tomatoes which are Vitamin Rich Antioxidants.
  • Eat a Variety of Medditeranean foods including Kale, Almonds, Pomegranates, Quinoa, Coconut and Cacao Nibs as Suggested by Dr. McKay.
  • Take a Multivitamin if Diet is Inadequate
  • Eat Pumpkin Seeds. They are high in Zinc and Vital for Better Memory
  • Eat Broccoli and Kale. They have high amounts of Vitamin K, helping our Cognitive Function.
  • Intake Vitamin E though Nuts or Supplements for Good Brain Health
  • Cook with monounsaturated fats and polyunsaturated fats: Omega 3 and Omega 6. Olive Oil is Good.
  • Play Memory Games for free here at Lumosity to Improve Brain Memory Function. Stay mentally and Socially Active.
  • Stay Physically Active.
  • Moderate your Intake of Fats, Red meats, Sweets, Sugary Beverages and Salt.
  • Replace Butter with Healthy Fats such as Olive Oil. Olive Oil also Tastes Delicious with its Nutty Flavor.

 

Brain Busters

  • In a few words…A BAD DIET high in processed, fried foods!
  • Don’t Eat Fatty Fast Foods
  • Don’t Eat Highly Processed Foods. The further the food is away from the natural source…the worse it is for our health.
  • Reduce Fried Foods, especially Cooking in Saturated and Trans fats.
  • To reduce the risk of heart disease, foods with unsaturated fat should be used in place of foods with saturated fat, and trans fat should be limited as much as possible.
  • There May be a Link with Exposure to Pesticides and IQ.
  • Sleeping Pills Cloud the Brain – Only Use in Moderation.
  • Reduce or Remove Artificial Flavor Enhancers & Drink Alcohol in Moderation.
  • Remove Junk Food from your Diet.
  • Not Staying Mentally, Physically & Socially Active – you know the saying…If you don’t use it, you will lose it! If you found this post useful, please share it with your friends or read more articles on our Natural Beauty Blog below.
  • Another way to feed your brain is by engaging in a new activity for it to learn. You can get beautiful custom art sets and begin coloring using neon gel pen kits with gift tags in a set or perhaps try the now popular dry erase marker paint marker pen sets which are modern chalk markers in a pen! No dust, just magic to use! The idea is you hone your skills and learn new techniques.