As we get older, our memory fades. Our bodies and brains have less energy, and it can be hard to remember the simplest of things. South Coast Post Acute wants to help you maintain your memory as long as possible. We want to give our patients the best post-hospital care. Here are five foods that will help boost your memory and brain function as well as lead to a happier and healthier life.
Broccoli. This power food is one of the best for your brain and helps you remember verbal instructions better. It helps our central nervous system perform well while also boosting the brain’s functions. Just one bowl of broccoli gives you more than enough Vitamin C required by your body and helps you feel full quickly.
Berries. Dark berries such as blackberries, blueberries and cherries are rich in antioxidants and contain plenty of nutrients, vitamins and fiber. Blueberries are especially known for improving your spatial memory and helping reduce inflammation. Try mixing berries into your cereal or enjoy a handful of berries as a light snack.
Beets. This root helps with your memory and concentration by increasing blood flow to the brain. Like berries, beets also reduce inflammation and are rich in antioxidants.
Eggs. This food is rich in Vitamin D, which help boost focus and memory. Egg yolks contain substantial amounts of choline, which help develop a baby’s brain.
Walnuts. Walnuts not only improve cognitive function, they are also good for the heart. They contain high amounts of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, all of which contribute to mental alertness. Satisfy your midday hunger with a handful of walnuts, or mix them into your morning oatmeal or afternoon salad.
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