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How to Eat to Improve Your Memory

Having trouble remembering where you put your keys? If so, gobbling up some scrumptious treats may help.


  • Step 1: Eat vegetables Eat your vegetables – studies show that vegetables can help keep you sharp. Some of the best include spinach, kale, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, cauliflower, eggplant, rhubarb, leeks, and broccoli.
  • Step 2: Ingest phytochemicals Get a healthy dose of the phytochemicals anthocyanin and quercetin. Foods with anthocyanin include berries, grapes, and cabbage. Foods with quercetin include apples, onions, kale, tomatoes, broccoli, and apricots.
  • TIP: To avoid pesticide residue or harmful bacteria, make sure to thoroughly wash your fruits and veggies.
  • Step 3: Eat foods with folic acid Get a healthy dose of folic acid. Foods rich with folic acid are whole-grain cereals, lentils, artichokes, oranges, spinach, and broccoli.
  • Step 4: Try fish Nibble on some fish. Studies have shown that eating fish once a week produces a 10 percent slower decline in memory.
  • TIP: Try fish oil supplements. Fatty fish acids have been shown to improve memory tests and decrease the chances of Alzheimer’s.
  • Step 5: Eat carbohydrates Eat carbohydrates. Our bodies break down carbohydrates into glucose, which fuels our brains and can help with memory improvement.
  • FACT: People with amnesia or amnestic syndrome rarely completely forget who they are. Rather, they have trouble forming new memories or learning new things.

You Will Need

  • Vegetables
  • Phytochemicals
  • Folic acid
  • Fish
  • Carbohydrates
  • Fish oil supplements (optional)

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