10 Foods that Can Help Save Your Memory

By:Meenakshi Chaudhary, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Aug 04, 2014

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The human brain has an amazing capability to adapt and change, even as you get older. Certain foods can help you make your memory sharper.
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    Foods containing Omega-3 Fatty Acids

    More and more studies have confirmed that an omega-3 rich diet is highly beneficial for your brain. Fish is a rich source of omega-3. Other sources include walnuts, ground flaxseeds or flaxseed oil. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Having 2-3 servings of fruit everyday is highly beneficial for your overall health, but certain fruits are known to help with memory conditions. Fruits that are rich in phosphorus such as dates, figs, grapes and apples are good for your memory. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Almonds are considered to be great memory boosters since a long time. Eating a few almonds after they have been soaked in water overnight will improve your memory. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Vitamin D3

    Vitamin D3 helps with blood flow to the brain. Food sources rich in vitamin D3 are eggs, mushrooms, soy products, caviar, oysters etc. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Berries are rich in antioxidants known as anthocyanins. Anthocyanins prevent breakdown of brain's cells. Eating 2 to 4 cupfuls of berries per week can slow the decline of your memory as you age. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Green Tea

    Free radicals produced in our body can damage cells including brain cells. Green tea contains powerful antioxidants know as polyphenols, which protect the brain against these free radicals. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Lean Protein

    Protein sources such as turkey, chicken and low fat milk are a great source of vitamin B12. This nutrient is associated with brain health, and its deficiency can cause poor memory and other deficits related to brain. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    This herb has long been considered as an antidote for poor memory. Add it as an herb to your dishes or seep it in water to make tea. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Beetroot helps improve blood flow in the body. The nitrites present in beetroot open the blood vessels and increase blood flow in the frontal lobes of the brain and halt the process of memory loss and dementia. Image Courtesy: Getty

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    Beans and Legumes

    Beans and legumes are a complex source of carbohydrates. Complex carbohydrates maintain steady flow of energy to the brain and improve memory. Image Courtesy: Getty

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