Today we’re going to talk about memory boosting food which can help keep our memory in good shape. Foods that should be part of everyone’s diet but, in particular, can help the elderly keep their memory working as it should.
It has been shown that certain foods, which we can call “memory foods”, have positive effects on the human mind and are great allies in the fight as against the decline in our powers of memory, a problem which, sooner or later, affects us all. These foods can also help boost our memory, enhance our powers of concentration and help us keep our minds lucid as we get older.
The best foods for our memory are:
1. fish: some saltwater fish such as sardines, mackerel, salmon, tuna are rich in Omega 3 – fatty acids that can help keep our nervous system working as it should
2. water: while it may not seem important, proper hydration really can help us maintain optimal levels of concentration. Older people who don’t drink as much as they should often find their ability to concentrate is not as high as it could be. You should aim to drink at least a liter of water a day, although a daily quantity of around 2 liters is even better.
3. green tea: this antioxidant drink can help our memory a lot. A couple of cups a day is ideal, but, as always, the important thing is not to exaggerate
4. berries: blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, currants and raspberries are rich in flavonoids. These powerful antioxidants are very useful in keeping our brains functioning well. Consuming berries daily as a snack, perhaps, can protect us from memory loss.
5. nuts: nuts are rich in Omega 3 and vitamin E which is a powerful antioxidant that can help those suffering from senile dementia. Nuts can be eaten as a daily snack, but don’t eat too many – no more than 5 a day is best.
6. broccoli: vegetables such as broccoli, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower are rich in vitamin C and can help improve memory and increase concentration levels. It has also been demonstrated that these vegetables can help reduce the risk of Alzheimer‘s disease and other forms of dementia.
7. eggs: although not often recommended for those who suffer from high cholesterol levels, eggs are a valuable food for keeping our brains healthy. The yolk is rich in vitamin E and choline, which also help develop the brains of babies still in the womb.
8. dark chocolate: a small piece of dark chocolate a day is enough to meet our body’s daily requirement for sugar, and it helps us to achieve and maintain concentration.
Do you have other suggestions for foods which can help keep our memory in good shape? If so, please let us know. 🙂