Let’s Have a Better Memory
We know that our brain is the most powerful part of us, which controls, stores and regulates thousands of functions of our organism. The way we eat affects immediately the health of the brain. Food is related with the mood, energy and our memory. So far, it helps us deal with daily problems, simple tasks and handle stress, which is an emergent issue nowadays. But which are some foods that we should consume to improve our memory?
Broccoli is a green food, which affects directly and in a good way all our body, but especially our memory. It is rich in iron, Vitamin C, B, fiber, calcium and beta-carotene. All these nutrients remove heavy metals that damage the brain and also they regulate the blood system, providing us a long-term memory.
- Sunflower Seeds
These kinds of seeds are rich in Vitamin E which is known as a antioxidant and its main function is to neutralize the effect of free radicals of our brain. Also they contain tryptophan, which is a nutrient that brain converts into serotonin and that keeps a healthy, fresh memory.
A recent study found out that people who ate nuts had a 73 % more ability to remember information compared to people who didn’t consume nuts. That is an extremely important prove to how nuts are powerful to our memory. But how do they affect our brain? They contain DHA, which is a type of omega 3, 6 fatty acids, Vitamin E and B6. They improve brain power and prevent many diseases.
Researchers discovered lifelong accumulation of free radicals in the brain is probably the main reason of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s illnesses. But what does spinach has to do with all this? Well, studies shows that rats which fed a diet rich in spinach had a far better memory on all the performed tests. That’s because spinach is a good source of foliate and vitamin E, which makes possible the preventing damage to DNA, tumor growth and cancer cell growth.
- Dark chocolate
I guess this is your favorite food from the list. Why not eat and while enjoying it, also improve your memory. The flavones in chocolate positively affect the blood vessel function, which directly improves cognitive function and memory. Made from the seed of cocoa tree, it is one of the best sources of antioxidants on the planet. It also contains fiber, 67% of RDA for Iron, 98 % Manganese and Copper.