Feel like you just can’t recall facts or events like you used to? Looking to boost your memory?
The foods you eat impact how your body feels and functions, sure. But did you realize food plays a huge role in how well your brain works too?
Adding a few simple foods to your diet can improve your memory and make you feel more focused.
These brain boosting foods work so well that I remembered to give you my delicious brain boosting recipe at the bottom!
These 4 Foods Will Help Sharpen Your Memory.
Consider swapping that morning bagel for some scrambled eggs instead. Eggs are a terrific source of choline, which is important for brain development and memory.
One study noted that babies who were given choline supplements, had changes in brain function. The result? Lifelong memory enhancement. Wow!
3 groups of people who need the most choline include:
- pregnant women
- lactating women
If you’re in any of the above, put special care into getting enough.
Salmon is another excellent brain boosting food thanks to the high dose of omega-3 fatty acids it contains.
Studies suggest that those who eat fish on a regular basis have up to 14% more grey matter volume in the area of their brain that’s responsible for cognition.Tweet
The benefits don’t stop there.
They also have up to 4% higher grey matter volume in the brain areas responsible for memory.
The facts are clear: salmon is a super brain food!
Need another reason to add berries to your daily diet? Blueberries may help boost cognitive function as well.
One study noted that when test subjects drank blueberry juice for 12 weeks, they showed improvements in learning as well as fewer depressive symptoms.
Blueberries are rich in antioxidants, which can help protect your brain and body from free radical damage.
Try sprinkling blueberries onto a bowl of oatmeal or blending them up into a smoothie.
When offered your choice of nuts, always go for walnuts if memory improvement is your goal.
Walnuts are rich in omega-3 fatty acids and can help to improve learning and memory according to one recent study.
Walnuts are also an excellent source of healthy fat and even provide a little protein to your diet plan.
They’re an excellent addition to your menu. They’re quite energy dense so be sure to watch your serving sizes. Stick with a handful as a good guideline for portioning nuts.
It’s easy to combine 3 of these brain boosting foods into one delicious recipe too!
Brain Boosting Blueberry and Salmon Salad
1/2 pound wild caught salmon
1 bunch of kale, chopped
1 bunch of spinach
4 oz goat cheese, crumbled
1 pint blueberries
1/2 cup walnuts
For The Dressing:
1 lemon, juiced
salt and pepper
1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Salt and pepper the salmon and place skin side up into a hot cast iron pan that’s been greased with olive oil. Saute on one side for one minute, then flip and do the other side.
2. Place the whole cast iron pan in the oven for 5-7 minutes, until the salmon is cooked.
While the salmon is cooking:
3. Make the salad: combine kale, goat cheese, blueberries, and walnuts. Toss.
4. Make the salad dressing: combine equal parts lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, and olive oil in a jar and shake well. Dress your salad.
5. When the salmon is done, place filet on top of the salad – serve!
Can you believe it’s as easy as eating delicious foods like this to sharpen your memory? You may never forget to grab your gym bag on the way out the door again!
Yours in Health,
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