17 Foods for Memory

(THE THIRTY) , January 14, 2019

Have you found yourself forgetting your keys more often than usual? Or maybe you’ve been feeling unfocused at work and have had trouble remembering deadlines or important tasks. When you’re not feeling your sharpest brain-wise, it can be a little disconcerting. You start to think you’re literally losing your mind. I know the hypochondriac in me starts to think about other cognitive diseases when I have a bout of memory loss or am feeling particularly frazzled and out of it. In addition to consulting your doctor if your memory loss or lack of focus is worsening, there are some remedies that can help your brain health.

Keeping an active lifestyle physically (exercise and all that jazz) and mentally (learning new things or testing your memory with lists) is important, but your diet can also help contribute to brain health, too. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, “the best menu for boosting memory and brain function encourages good blood flow to the brain.” Take a look at some foods to consider below. Most of them also contribute to an overall healthy diet, so that’s a big plus.