Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Forgetful? Eat Memory Foods
Every cell in your body needs a steady supply of oxygen and nutrients in order to stay alive and work properly, including your brain cells! So what foods do we need to eat to help our brain function, specifically for our memory? The more overall produce you eat, the better. Cruciferous vegetables and leafy green vegetables have the biggest effect on boosting brain memory.
Some of the best cruciferous vegetables are broccoli, brussels sprouts, cabbage, and cauliflower. The best green leafy veggies are spinach, kale and collard or mustard greens. Other foods known to increase memory are ones with folic acid, such as, lentils, black-eyed peas, artichokes, wheat germ, beets and oranges. Fish has also shown to aid in memory retention.
Increase your memory by adding the above foods to your diet, exercising 30 minutes a day and de-stressing your life when possible.