Looking for tips to help with memory loss? An easy way to work on preventing memory loss is to start eating more “brain foods.” These are foods rich in protective nutrients, such as antioxidants, B vitamins, anti-inflammatory oils and spices. Your ability to remember increases when you nurture your brain with a good diet and other healthy habits such as exercise.

1. Fruits, Nuts and Vegetables

You can get your fill of three particularly important memory-aiding antioxidants vitamins C and E and the mineral selenium by filling your plate with fruits, vegetables and nuts.

2. Blueberries

Blueberries are powerhouses of phytochemicals called anthocyanins that act as strong antioxidants, and according to studies may enhance memory.

3. Salmon

The brain contains tremendous amounts of fats, so it should act as no surprise that healthy fats can benefit your brain. Brain cells are lined with omega-3 fatty acids that help reduce inflammation. Researchers have noted that high levels of omega-3 fatty acids found in Salmon are associated with preserved brain function.

4. Eggs

Eggs contain choline, the vitamin-like compound that cells need to function properly. Egg yolks also contain a lot of vitamin B12, which helps brain performance.

5. Apples

Having an apple a day could help improve your memory loss, especially if you eat the skin!

6. Tumeric

The bright yellow spice called turmeric, used in traditional Indian curries and other dishes, gets its lovely hue from an antioxidant compound called curcumin. Curcumin also helps prevent oxidation and inflammation.

7. Oatmeal

University of Toronto researchers recently found that eating certain carbohydrate-rich foods like oatmeal is the same as having a shot of glucose, injected into your brain. The higher the concentration of glucose in your blood, the better your memory and concentration.

8. Leafy Greens

Leafy greens like spinach, kale, collard greens, mustard greens, and turnip greens are loaded with folate, which are known to have a direct effect on memory.

9. Exercise

Physical exercise increases oxygen to your brain and reduces the risk for disorders that lead to memory loss

Do you know someone suffering from memory loss?

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