As life gets busier it’s hard to remember everything. Forgetfulness can be due to a lot of factors: lack of sleep, genetics and level of physical activity. However, research shows that diet plays a significant role in brain health.
Here are some tips to keep your mind sharp:
- Eat Your Vegetables – All vegetables are good but cruciferous vegetables (broccoli, cabbage and dark leafy greens) have shown to improve memory. Add broccoli to your next stir fry dish.
- Don’t Forget Your Omega-3 Fatty Acids – Research has shown the Omega-3 fatty acids, specifically docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), may help improve memory in healthy young adults. Substitute fish for meat a few times a week: salmon, tuna, herring, trout and sardines are excellent sources of these fatty acids.
- Wonderful Walnuts – These nuts have been known to help with heart health, but they’ve also shown improvement in memory. Consume walnuts as a snack or a topping on a salad or oatmeal. You will enjoy the extra protein and healthy fats that keep you satisfied during the day.