Sometimes your memory might not feel as good as it once did; you’re constantly forgetting to grab some groceries from the supermarket, or mixing up appointments – nothing too big.
This doesn’t mean you have to resort to extreme measures to refresh your memory! Try just a few of our tips on how to boost your memory the natural way – through your diet.
This powerful plant contains vitamins and minerals that are used to treat people suffering in the early stages of Alzheimer’s Disease. Sage has been used for over 1000 years as a natural alternative to traditional western medicine.
Delicious avocados are easy to incorporate into your diet and can be found at any green grocer or supermarket. Packed with healthy monounsaturated fats which actually increase blood flow to the brain, they are the perfect pick-me-up if your mind is feeling a bit groggy.
The darker, the better! Dark chocolate is known to reduce inflammation and oxidation in the brain, which diminishes the chances of any neurological diseases. Just a few pieces a day could really change your life, and the way you think.
Doesn’t matter if they’re Fuji, Pink Lady, or even Granny Smith varieties, apples are a great afternoon snack if you’re feeling under the weather. Apples in general help to fight Alzheimer’s which is the leading cause of neurological illness in Australia.
Just one cup of green tea a day is enough to decrease high levels of protein in the brain, which can potentially build-up and cause memory loss. If you don’t like the bitter taste of green tea, just one teaspoon of honey will make it so much sweeter.
Blueberries help to delay any age-related problems which can directly disrupt healthy brain function, motor skills, and even vision. Keep a pack of blueberries in your freezer so they’re always fresh for you to snack on.
Essential oils such as lavender and rosemary are important if you want to get your memory back on track. Although it might be one of the most expensive options on the list, rosemary also helps to improve your mood and keep your brain focused on the tasks ahead.
Foods which are high in Vitamin E are packed with antioxidants which help protect nerve cells in the brain. Cook your food with olive oil or sprinkle it over your salad to keep your brain feeling active and healthy.
Avoid trans fats
Too many fatty foods packed with trans fats can actually destroy your brain one bite at a time. Keep to a balanced diet, and refrain from eating too many sweets which are only harming your body.
Enjoy leafy vegetables
Packed with antioxidants which are good for your entire body, leafy vegetables should feature in your diet at least once a day. Enjoy a fresh salad, sandwich or stir-fry and cook your meals from scratch as much as you can.
Avoid saturated fats
Saturated fats don’t look or sound too appealing once you realise they have absolutely no nutritional content. If your diet still relies heavily on these meals, try and substitute them for a healthier alternative before going cold-turkey.
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