Nutrition and Memory Food:
Healthy body, healthy mind! Nutrition and memory food play an integral part in our overall wellbeing. Certain foods support our brain function and that is what we are going to be talking about today!
Eating healthy reduces the risk of disease and provides the body with nutrients and energy!
Today, we are going to be diving into food that Electrifies the Mind by increasing our memory!
Before We Get Stared
Please consult with your physician if you are taking any medications before trying the herbs we have listed in this article. Some of the herbs we’ve mentioned in this article may cause complications concerning any medications you are currently taking!
Foods That Improve Memory
Blueberries appear to have memory-enhancing properties because of flavonoids known as anthocyanins, which are also why blueberries are blue! Anthocyanins are also present in foods that are red, blue or purple.
A study shows drinking apple juice may improve memory by preventing the decline of an essential neurotransmitter known as acetylcholine.
This herb alleviates the symptoms of anxiety and stimulates brain functions to improve memory due to triterpenes which enhance the formation of collagen in cartilage, bones and connective tissue and help produce neurotransmitters(the chemical messengers in the brain). To use this herb, make tea with the dried leaves! You can add lemon or honey to overcome the bitterness (I’ve tried it, which is why I remembered to write this article today, it’s bitter)
Gingko Biloba’s antioxidant stabilizes the structure of brain and nerve cells protecting them from oxidative attacks from free radicals. Alzheimer’s disease has been proven to be prevented when using Gingko Biloba regularly! This herb reduces mental fatigue and increases energy! Good stuff!
This herb is used to enhance memory and has been proven effective in the treatment of memory loss.
This herb has been shown to improve circulation in the body and purify the blood eliminating toxins. It is also credited with improving digestion and enhancing your memory. Making tea with dried leaves is the best way to use Blessed Thistle. Blessed thistle can be taken up to three times daily, preferably just before meals. You can make your blessed thistle tea seeping its leaves and flowers in boiling water for over 10 minutes.
This herb has lots of carnosic acids, which enhances blood flow. The smell of rosemary can improve memory performance, enhance memory, calm nerves and help prevent the breakdown of neurotransmitters in the brain. Make tea with it! Or, just smell it. The smell of rosemary can significantly improve our ability to remember to do something (wow, start sniffing this stuff!)
Peppermint Tea is thought to improve long term memory! Nutrition and Memory Food that you can drink! Yum!
More Food That Increase Brain Power
Foods that contain medium-chain triglycerides also have added benefits to our memory!
- Whole milk
- Full-fat yogurt
- Coconut oil
- Omega-3 rich foods increase our memory function!
- Omega 3 Fish Oil
- Sardines (how important is your memory to you? Yuck!)
- Anchovies (how important is your memory to you? Yuck!)
Citrus Gives Us Clarity
The benefits of citrus include:
- Noticeably More Focus
- Increase In Memory Recall
- Lengthen Attention Span
- Improves Ability To Learn New Tasks
- Enhances Energy & Motivation
Here is a complete list of citrus fruits: Citrus
DHA Boosts Memory
Studies have shown that people who eat a lot of fatty fish score better on memory tests and are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease. Docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), an omega-3 fatty acid that’s abundant in fatty fish and algae has been credited with this benefit.
If Fishy Stuff Isn’t Your Thing
Certain nuts and seeds are high in omega-3:
- Chia seeds
- Eating a few walnuts a day could improve memory and cognition speed (be careful, they are high in fat – don’t eat too many)
Try These Food For A Memory Boost:
- Bone Broth
- Coconut Oil
- Dark Chocolate
- Egg Yolks
- Green, Leafy Vegetables
Eating foods that improve your memory will enhance your development journey! Just imagine being able to retain a greater percentage of the things you read on the Electrified Mind Blog and hear on the Electrified Mind Podcast!
Do you have a food suggestion that will help us boost our memory function? We’d love to hear them!? Leave your memory food suggestions in the comment section below!