Does it happen that you forget names?
Do you now and then forget song titles, where you put your car keys or even where you parked your car?
If that happens now and then and it has started to worry you a bit, then stay calm and keep reading. You can reclaim your focus and improve your memory by living a healthier lifestyle.
There are ways you can prevent your brain to decline as you get older.
Our modern lifestyle plays a significant role in contributing to cognitive decline.
Here are some examples of what can actually hinder the proper functioning of your brain:
- Poor diet
- Too much sugar
- Lack of sleep
- Exposure to toxins and chemicals
So what can you do to improve your memory and brain function?
You can reduce the risk of memory loss and even dementia with healthy lifestyle choices.
By choosing a healthy lifestyle you support your brain health and even encourage your brain to grow new neurons, a process known as neurogenesis.
Here are 6 lifestyle choices that can improve your memory and support your brain:
1) Walk 1 mile per day.
This can cut the risk of dementia by 50% according to Dr. Mike Dow.
Exercise helps blood flow through your brain.
Eat Indian food! Seniors in India have 90% less Alzheimers than senior Americans.
But eating Indian food once per month is not enough.
You get best effect if you combine Turmeric with black pepper. The black pepper makes Turmeric more bio-available. Mix a ½ teaspoon of each spice in an ounce of cold water and drink every day. This “power drink” can clear the plack from your brain.
Eat berries every day. Best choice for your brain is blueberry. Eating ¼to ½ cup of blueberries consistently every day may buy you years of dementia prevention.
Drinking 3 cups of coffee every day may reduce the risk of dementia 65% according to Dr. Mike Dow. But, don’t drink more than that!
Because if you drink more than 3 cups per day, it could have the reverse effect and set you up for memory loss and dementia.
5) Play brain games or master a new skill
Challenge your brain with new, surprising information, or it will eventually begin to deteriorate. By providing your brain with appropriate stimulus, you can counteract this degeneration.
One way to do it is with “brain games”, which you can play online via Web sites like e.g. www.Lumosity.com. Sudoku is also a good “brain game”.
6) Eat more “brain power foods”
Dr Mercola recommends the following food for your brain in one of his articles about “Brain Health”:
- Curry, celery, broccoli, cauliflower, and walnuts contain antioxidants and other compounds that protect your brain health and may even stimulate the production of new brain cells.
- Eat red meat like grass-fed beef. It’s an excellent source of vitamin B12, which is vital for healthy brain function.
- Increase your animal-based omega-3 fat intake.
- Eat healthy fats like avocado, wild Alaskan salmon, butter from grass-fed cows, olives and coconut oil.
- Coconut oil is very healthful for brain function. Just about two tablespoons of coconut oil (about 35 ml or 7 level teaspoons) would supply you with the equivalent of 20 grams of medium-chain triglycerides (MCT), which is indicated as either a preventative measure against degenerative neurological diseases, or as a treatment for an already established case, according to research by Dr. Mary Newport.
I hope you find these tips about how to improve your memory and avoid brain fog and perhaps even dementia and alzheimers valuable.
If you do, please comment below and share other tips you may have for improved brain health.
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PS I: Besides eating and living healthier, there are also powerful supplements you can take to support your brain function.
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