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Need A Memory Boost?

Need A Memory Boost?


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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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Melissa Hawthorne, MS, RD, LD, CDE

Registered and Licensed Dietitian at St. Hope Foundation
Melissa Hawthorne, MS, RD, LD, CDE earned her Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Science from Texas A&M University and her Master of Science in Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University. Currently, Melissa is a Registered and Licensed Dietitian here at St. Hope Foundation and frequent contributor to OfferingHope.Org.

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