Memory-Boosting Brain Foods

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Berries make your brain act years younger!

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We asked Dawn Jackson Blatner, registered dietician and nutritionist about how we can boost our memory with food and she had a few suggestions:

  1. Cruciferous Veggies & Leafy Greens

Dawn says: “We know that people who eat vegetables have a better memory than non-vegetable eaters but the best are cruciferous vegetables like cauliflower and broccoli and things like spinach or kale that everyday can definitely keep your memory sharper.”

  1. Berries

Dawn says: “when you eat berries regularly, so you know maybe every day or every other day, your brain acts two and a half years younger.

  1. Healthy Fats

Dawn says: “Omega 3 fats help focus, so fish like salmon or tuna. Walnuts also have that similar type of fat that fish has. “

  1. Beans

Dawn says: “They give a slow release of after you eat them and then the sugar helps fuel your brain and it also has a B Vitamin in there called Folate which is good for brain cell health.”

  1. Coffee

Dawn says: “About 16 ounces is what your goal is before noon and coffee can be a memory enhancer. Only in the morning, otherwise it starts affecting your sleep quality and remember sleep is very good for memory.”


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