Forgetful? Try Eating Memory-Boosting Foods!

Hello everyone!

We hope you had a wonderful weekend.

This week we’d like to draw your attention to ‘Memory-boosting foods’. We saw this segment on the Today Show from NBC News. food-herbs-memory
Apparently we start losing memory cells in our 20s and began losing more as we hit 50s-60s. Why? Numerous factors cause us to experience memory loss, from hormone changes, diet, chemical consumption, and much more.

The encouraging thing to know is that, memory loss is not necessarily permanent! We can regain our memory through various steps to help sharpen our memory, such as:

It should be noted that eating right can help boost your memory too!! As mentioned in the segment, “one 25-year Harvard Medical School study of more than 13,000 women showed that the participants who ate relatively high amounts of vegetables over the years had less age-related decline in memory. Cruciferous vegetables and leafy green vegetables had the biggest effect on helping women retain their memory during the course of the study.”

  1. Some of the best cruciferous vegetables: Broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, and bok choy.
  2. Some of the best leafy green vegetables: spinach, collard and mustard greens, kale and Swiss chard.
  3. Some of the best foods for anthocyanin: Berries (all varieties), cherries, black currents, eggplant, red, black, and purple grapes, plums, rhubarb, red onion, red apples, red/purple cabbage, and red beets.
  4. Some of the best foods for quercetin: Onions (red, yellow, white), kale, leeks, cherry tomato, broccoli, blueberries, black currants, elderberries, apricots, apple with skin (Red Delicious), and red, purple, and black grapes.

Do not let the fear of aging and memory loss stop you from sustaining a health lifestyle!