Ever had a friend tell you that you suffer from a condition better known as ‘mild amnesia?’ of course there is no better way to put it, but in a nutshell they mean that you have really terrible memory. Sometimes it can be quite embarrassing especially if you have the task of explaining last week’s report to a bunch of enthusiastic Managers. Let’s just say, it will not end well. So what can you do to avoid those awkward, nail biting moments when you have to desperately pick your brain for information that you thought was right at your finger tips? It’s easy, no pills or hypnotism, just eat the right foods! After all, prevention is better than cure.
Here are top SEVEN foods that may improve your memory, if you can remember to eat them.
Enjoy oily fish
The essential omega-3 fatty acids – found in oily fish, as well as fish oil, walnut oil and flaxseeds (linseeds) – are high in DHA, fatty acid crucial to the health of our nervous system. Low DHA levels have been linked to a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss. Fish also contains iodine, which is known to improve mental clarity.
Research suggests that blueberry extract can improve short term memory loss. Widely available, so there’s no excuse!
Get a blackcurrant boost
Pick up pumpkin seeds
A great source of vitamin K, which is known to enhance cognitive function and improve brainpower.
Sprinkle on sage