Most people consider changing their diet only to lose weight, lower their cholesterol or to better manage high blood pressure. But did you know that eating healthy can also help your memory and prevent Alzheimer’s disorder? Here are some foods that will definitely jog your memory!
Nuts, Fish, and Olive Oil
The reason these three seemingly unrelated foods were grouped together is that they are all rich in Omega-3 Fatty Acids, which have been known to increase cognitive function and slow cognitive decline by 10 percent.
We all know where to find vitamin C, but always slack off when it comes to getting the required amount of it. Just one cup of fresh orange juice provides as much as 200% of the required DV!
Delicious in a salad or as a dessert, avocado is a yummy treat that besides being a great anti-oxidant, is a rich source of vitamin E, which helps protect nerve cells from damage.
Strawberries, blueberries and blackberries have all been linked to a decline in age-related memory loss. The colorful fruits also protect against diabetes, cancer, and heart disease. Bananas, surprisingly, are also berries (in disguise!)
If you think sunflower seeds are only tasty time-wasters, you’re wrong. Sunflower seeds are rich in vitamin E and folic acid; vital ingredients to a healthy brain.
Eating your eggs every morning does make you smarter. Research shows that eggs improve memory and reduce the risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s because of their abundance of vitamin B12 and lecithin.
Even if it was once your sworn enemy at the dinner table, you should give broccoli a second chance. Rich in folic acid as well as vitamins C and A, broccoli certainly lives up to its title, ‘The Miracle Food’.