Guest Post: Memory Boost From Food: 10 Tips to Improve Your Memory!

>> Monday, December 26, 2011

From the day a child is born to the day a person dies, something that remains constant despite the inevitable changes is the process of learning and understanding. Humans build a knowledge base for themselves which helps them lead their lives, be it the daily chores or the acts that require a more complex understanding. Therefore, ensuring adequate nutrition for maintaining and enhancing one’s memory is essential. All one needs to do is to incorporate certain foodstuffs in their diet regularly to keep the cognitive machinery well oiled. We list the prominent ones’ for you.


1. Apples
The fruit guards you against the incidence of Alzheimer’s disease, an ailment that hits the patient’s memory. This is all thanks to the quercetin antioxidant, known to be effective in healing and warding off diseases. Do not peel the fruit prior to eating, lest you be deprived of anthocyanin in the skin. The anti-neurological disease property of the compound makes it a must have for you.


2. Wholegrain food
Make sure you're eating a diet full of a mix of wholesome foods such as cereal products, wheat bran, wheat germ and whole-wheat rice. Females, who improved their supplement vitamin B9 (also known as folic acid), supplement B12 and supplement B6 consumption, revealed a development in remembering information compared to females who were not taking a supplement.


3. Blueberries
The anthocyanin rich fruit works well not just in contributing towards prevention of memory loss but also in reversing the memory deterioration process that aging brings about. A good diet can play the savior in ensuring that humans retain good cognitive abilities till the very end.


4. Caffeine
Excess of everything is bad; it is moderation in intake that holds the key. The same holds true for coffee. In appropriate amounts, the beverage is a prescription for avoiding memory loss over the long term.


5. Grapes
These are akin to apple in their nutritive properties when it comes to boosting the memory. The compounds quercetin and anthocyanin are the winners here all over again. The darker variants of grapes, red and purple, prove beneficial. Grapes may be replaced by red wine, taken in moderation.


6. Nuts
Here too it is the antioxidants that come to the rescue in the form of Vitamin E. Almonds are an excellent source of Vitamin E, so too are the seeds of sunflower. As little as thirty grams of these seeds meet as much as one third of the daily requirement of body when it comes to the Vitamin E.


7. Onions
Onions in varieties red, yellow and white are all beneficial due to the presence of quercetin, but it is the red onion that scores above the other two varieties being a better source of quercetin as well as anthocyanin.


8. Rosemary
It is particularly significant considering that the compounds in rosemary aid the proper functioning of the central nervous system. These compounds ensure that the amount of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter responsible for movement of signals in the body, does not see a rapid decline.


9. Tomatoes
There are good proof that lycopene, a highly effective free radical cleansing found in tomatoes, could help control the kind of toxin damage to tissue which takes place in the progression of dementia, particularly Alzheimer's.


10. Spinach
Green leafy vegetables are a rich source of Folic acid. Folic acid is widely known for its anti-Alzheimer’s disease properties.


The ailments that humans suffer from are often a result of inappropriate eating habits. Ensuring that the diet carries all the essential nutrients serves as a precautionary measure that increases the odds of a disease free life. The same holds true for disorders pertaining to the memory.


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About the author: Karien is a blogger who is a health freak and very environmentally aware. She strictly follows low cholesterol diet and believes in green living. And her intense desire is to have a showroom of jogging strollers.

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