Is your memory not what it used to be? Maybe it’s what you eat. Here are four ways to increase memory naturally through diet
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Add some berries to. diet
Berries especially blueberries have been shown in studies to reverse some of the memory changes seen with aging. Blueberries are a rich source of flavonoids particularly anthocyanins which have anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties that contribute to counteracting brain aging. Flavonoids and other phytochemicals found in blueberries also appear to cross the blood-brain barrier makes it easier for them to reach the brain to perform its magic. For better memory sprinkle whole grain cereal or oatmeal with blueberries in the morning. Add an egg for protein and you have the perfect breakfast to improve memory and focus.
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Stay away from sugar
Sweet treats such as soft drinks and cakes can give your energy level and focus a temporary boost but chances are the effect will be short-lived. The rapid increase in blood sugar will be followed by an equally rapid drop that can make memory and focus worse. Sugar-rich diets cause generalized inflammation in the body and in diabetics appears to damage parts of the brain associated with memory. Diabetics with uncontrolled blood sugar are known to be at higher risk for memory problems. Want a better memory? Substitute as sugary snacks with one that is high in protein.
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Add some Indian spices
Tumeric a spice found in curry appears to reduce inflammation that can lead to brain cell destruction. Interest tumeric as a memory booster came after it was noted that the Indians had much lower rates of Alzheimer’s disease than Americans possibly due to their higher curry consumption. In one study conducted in rats that were fed tumeric better on the maze of challenges that require memory than those who did not get tumeric in their diet. The positive effects on memory may be related to the anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties of turmeric.
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A study conducted in rats showed that rats who ate a diet consisting of six percent walnuts showed reversal of brain aging as well as improvements in memory. This would be the same as a human by eating only a handful of walnuts a day. Walnuts are a good source of alpha linolenic acid an omega-3 fatty acid with anti-inflammatory properties that may be responsible for some of the memory protective effect seen in these rats. Eating an ounce of walnuts each day may protect memory but also reduce the risk of heart disease as well.
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Eating for better memory adding more antioxidant rich fruits and vegetables to your diet while high sugar processed foods. Always start your day with a healthy breakfast to help stabilize blood sugar levels and be sure to add a source of protein. By doing these things you will be well on your way to a sharper memory and better focus.