Boost your memory

Boost your memory

Your brain is the control center of your body. It keeps your heart beating and lungs breathing and it allows you to move, feel and think. Thoughts...

Your brain is the control center of your body. It keeps your heart beating and lungs breathing and it allows you to move, feel and think. Thoughts develop from your brain and are stored in your memory however if your brain is not in peak condition these memories fade. Anxiety and depression can easily set in. Food plays a major role in improving brain function and keeps our gray matter healthy and witty. Lack of sleep and exercise and environmental conditions play a role too.

Here is a list of brain foods that serve as the best menu for boosting memory and cognitive function:
Leafy Vegetables

Low iron levels will make you forgetful so eat Spinach, Fenugreek, Amaranth and Dil leaves as it lowers mental deterioration and the probability of dementia.

A brain food that looks like the brain helps keep you from going nuts. The high levels of Omega 3, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals improve mental alertness. A couple of walnuts a day are a great idea.

This simple ancient spice has amazing health benefits. Scientific research states that the active ingredient, Curcumin, in this spice can directly enter the brain and benefit the cells there. It also boosts a growth hormone that helps brain cells grow. Turmeric improves your brains oxygen intake and may improve memory in people with Alzheimer’s.

No auspicious ceremony in India is conducted without the coconut. Today with the world talking about coconut and its oil we knew it for centuries and that’s why we worshiped it. 70 percent of the gray matter in your brain is fatty acids. The southern part of India is known for its brain power and coconut and its oil features highly in their diet.

Cows Ghee
This liquid gold has is a super food for the brain. According to Charaka the author of the most influential tests of Ayurveda, cows ghee promotes memory and intelligence. It is high in Vitamin A and an as brain food it promotes memory.

Packed with brain-boosting compounds, including flavonoids and antioxidants it assists a great deal with learning and memory. Cocoa powder is a great mood booster and improves blood flow to the brain.

Any fatty fish is a rich source omega-3 which is a major building block of the brain. It sharpens memory and protects your brain against degeneration. These fats are also essential for learning and slowing down age relate mental decline. Eating fish helps the growth of gray matter where the nerve cells that control decision making, memory and emotion are located.

Bananas serve as an excellent source of potassium and magnesium. Potassium helps deliver oxygen to the brain and magnesium promotes proper electrical activity between nerve cells in the brain. Both these nutrients support normal cognitive function and help keep the brain sharp. Bananas may also help in preventing age-related cognitive declines in memory.

These brilliant red berries are a rich source of anthocyanins and other flavonoids that boost memory function. Binge on these during their season and reap benefits from it.

One must realise how important sodium is to prevent short-term memory loss and confusion. So, switch to rock salt and sea salt in your food intake.

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