Superpower your brain with these great foods!
A good memory is what all of us want. Whether its studying, working or any other activity, having a good memory is a great asset. The next time you forget something, do not just blame yourself, but take action.
Bring on the berries and nuts!
Blueberries are bursting with nutrition and protect the heart from damage by free radicals. They also help in preventing conditions like Alzheimers disease and dementia. Nuts and seeds are rich in Vitamin E and you can consume up to one ounce of them every day without worrying about fat. They help in slowing cognitive decline.
Fuel for your brain
Many of us skip breakfast but this is probably one of the worst things that you can do for your memory. Having a proper breakfast improves short term memory and attention span. Do not go in for high calorie breakfasts though. Choose high-fiber whole grains, dairy and fruits to fuel your brain. Fish is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and has an amazing effect on the brain especially during old age as it slows down memory loss, dementia and cuts down the risk of stroke. Two servings of fish a week should take care of your brain requirements.
Enhance focus with caffeine and chocolate
Caffeine helps you feel energized and helps you concentrate. However, too much caffeine may do more harm than good, so go easy with your caffeine. Chocolate is a powerful anti-oxidant and contains caffeine too. Freshly brewed tea also contains caffeine that helps you focus.
Fruits and veggies that work
Glucose that the body gets from carbs and sugars that you consume gives the brain a boost too. Go for fruit juices such as orange juice to get your sugar rather than refined sugar. Too much sugar is bad for health though. Neurologist David Perlmutter, MD, author of The BetterBrain Book says that citrus fruits and colorful vegetables top the brainy food list because of their antioxidant properties. "The more colorful the better," he opines. Feed your brain with the right fuel and watch the difference it makes to your life