Friday, December 15

Foods to Improve Memory

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Your memory is what helps you to remember and retrieve certain information that you have stored in your brain. Your ability to store new information to be retrieved later, depends largely on your mental capabilities. Therefore it is important that you strengthen your mental power by exercising your brain regularly and by eating a proper diet.

What Does Diet Have to do With it?

Diet affects the brain in many ways. There are many toxins and chemicals in most foods that are consumed on the American diet today, which are harmful to the brain. Toxins, especially heavy metals, tend to build up around the brain causing it lose its ability to concentrate enough to store and retrieve new information.

We must avoid these foods that are harmful, and start eating foods that will not only prevent new toxins from building up, but that will also help to remove toxins that have already built up around the brain for many years.

Antioxidants

The best foods that will be able to prevent new toxins from building up and removing other toxins are foods that are high in antioxidants. These are berries such as acai and blueberries, dark green leafy vegetables such as kale, spinach, collards and lettuce. Broccoli, asparagus, tomatoes, melons and citrus fruits are also excellent foods.

Omega Fatty Acids

Foods high in the omega fatty acids are also essential to the brain. They also contain high levels of antioxidants which will remove toxins, plus they provide you with all the essential oils which your whole body needs in order to function properly and stay young and healthy.

You can eat fish in order to obtain these oils, or, if you are like me and would rather not eat fish, you can obtain all your essential fatty acids from a plant based diet. Omega fatty acids can be found in nuts and seeds such as walnuts, cashews, sunflower seeds and flax seeds. They can also be found in avocados, olives and acai berries.

Foods to Avoid

There are many foods that you should avoid if you want your brain to function at its best. These include fast foods, processed foods, foods high in sugar such as sodas, ice creams, chocolate and candies.

You should also avoid animal proteins such as meat, dairy and eggs, as most animals today are raised on animal farms where they are given antibiotics, growth hormones and other harmful drugs that will end up on your plate if you eat those products. You can opt for organic meats and dairy, but even these are not foods which your body was designed to eat, and should only be consumed in moderation.

By changing your diet you will not only improve your memory, but your overall health of the body will greatly improve as well. You will be able to avoid all types of physical diseases such as cancer, diabetes, heart disease and more.

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