Fitness Friday Blog – Four Foods to Help Boost Your Memory

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As we age, it’s inevitable that we will experience some amount of memory loss. What’s important to understand is that there are ways to help keep it from happening earlier than it could. Taking care of yourself and watching what you eat can benefit your memory and help prevent early memory loss.

Danette May’s article states 4 foods that you can add to your diet to give your brain a boost—and check out her recipe as well!

This is Your Brain on Eggs

Eggs contain a healthy amount of choline, which is important for brain development and memory. Studies have shown that eating eggs can help enhance your memory, providing lifelong benefits—particularly in men, pregnant and lactating women.

Swim with the Salmon

Salmon has a high dose of omega-3 fatty acids and is the perfect choice for brain boosting power. You can even get the acid in pill form for added benefits.

Studies have shown that eating fish can provide 14% more grey matter volume in the area of the brain that’s responsible for cognition.

Eat up!

Blueberries to Keep Away the Blues

As if berries don’t already have enough health benefits, there’s one more reason to keep eating them. Blueberries are rich in antioxidants, which can help protect your brain and body from free radical damage and may help boost cognitive function.

Whether you like to drink them in smoothies or add them to your salads, they can help improve your overall health from memory improvement to possibly even preventing depression.

Crack a few Walnuts

Like salmon, walnuts are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids and can help to improve learning and memory. They also contain healthy fat and even provide protein to those of you who are following a vegetarian or vegan diet.

If that isn’t enough to convince you, they also taste great in chocolate bars!