Memory Boosting Goodness

March 9, 2017

 

With Alzheimer's Disease on the rise, people are constantly looking for ways to increase brain function, and eliminate the risk for brain degeneration. Start incorporating these memory-boosting foods into your diet today!

 

1. Foods High In Vitamin E:

These include healthy vegetable oil-based salad dressings, seeds and nuts, peanut butter, and whole grains. Vitamin E is a strong antioxidant, and may help protect brain neurons. 

                           

2. Berries

Berries such as blueberries, strawberries, and acai berries may help to avoid age-related cognitive decline by preserving the brain’s natural “housekeeper” mechanism. This mechanism helps get rid of toxic proteins associated with age-related memory loss. Berries are also a rich source of anthocyanins and other flavonoids that may boost memory function.

 

3. Foods High In Omega 3 Fatty Acids: 

Foods such as salmon, mackerel, tuna, and walnuts are rich in heart-healthy omega 3 fatty acids, including DHA. DHA has shown to be very important for the normal functioning of brain neurons. 

 

4. Whole Grains:

Fiber-rich whole grains are a large part of the Mediterranean diet. Research shows that this diet may be linked to lower risk of the mild cognitive impairment that can progress to Alzheimer’s disease. These whole grains include oats, brown rice and quinoa. 

 

5. Foods High In Folate: 

Folate has been shown to reduce levels of an amino acid known as homocysteine in the blood. Foods high in folate include broccoli, asparagus, brussel sprouts, and okra. High levels of homocysteine may trigger the death of nerve cells in the brain, but folate helps to breakdown homocysteine levels. 

 

6. Red Wine: 

Studies have shown that people who consume moderate amounts of red  wine may be at reduced risk for Alzheimer’s disease.

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