7 Foods for Boosting Memory
Ayushakti brings you 7 foods for boosting memory. Keeping your brain in good health is very important to boost your memory.
Eating foods that nourish the tissues and a high protein diet feeds the muscle tissue, directly connected with brain tissue.
Here are eight memory-boosting foods you can include in your daily diet and experience the difference.
Curcumin in Turmeric is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory to boost brain functions. This improves memory and relieves stress and anxiety.
Use Turmeric powder in your daily dishes.
Broccoli is power-packed with Vitamin K – an essential for improving memory. Its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties help prevent your brain cells from being damaged.
Use a minimum of 100 gms of broccoli 3-4 times a week cooked in any form
- Pumpkin seeds
Pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of many micronutrients such as Magnesium, iron, zinc, and copper. These nutrients are essential for better brain functions and improved memory.
Zinc helps nerve signaling. Magnesium is essential for learning and memory.
Copper helps control nerve signals.
Low copper levels cause a risk of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's
Iron is vital to improve brain functions and reduce brain fog.
Eat 2 tablespoons of Pumpkin seeds along with your breakfast, lunch, or dinner daily to boost your brain functions.
Eating Nuts helps improve healthy heart and healthy brain functions. Several nutrients such as healthy fat, antioxidants, and Vitamin E protects cell membranes from free radical damage. It improves cognition and helps prevent neurodegenerative diseases.
Snack with a handful of Almond and Walnut daily.
- Vitamin C
Including Vitamin C foods in your daily diet is so essential that it is vital in improving brain and mental health. It is a powerful antioxidant that supports brain health as you age.
Eating 2 Indian gooseberries (Amla) or one orange suffice your daily requirement of Vitamin C.
Guava, oranges, kiwi, and bell peppers are also excellent sources of Vitamin C. Add them to your daily diet.
Omega 3 fatty acids-rich fishes such as salmon and sardines are known as fatty fish. Omega 3 fats are essential for a healthy brain and learning and memory. It also reduces the chance of Alzheimer's disease.
- Green Tea or Basil Tea
Full of antioxidants, green tea or basil tea boosts brain functions. It relaxes stress and anxiety and keeps you energetic long-term.
Special diets to increase & feed your power to Remember
Avoid Wheat, refined flour, red meat, processed meat, fried and fermented food, white sugar, raw salads, and mushrooms.
Effective diet for balancing Vata, nourishing plasma tissues, and nourishing the brain :
Take more of :
Have organic milk, almond milk, coconut milk, ghee, ginger, garlic, butter, and chestnuts.
Spelt, quinoa, basmati rice, brown rice, Sorghum (jowar), finger millet (ragi), Amaranth, lentils, green mung, and mung dal
Cooked vegetables include beetroot, carrot, sweet potatoes, okra, pumpkin, squashes, asparagus, green dandelion, French beans, zucchini, and watercress. Indian vegetables include bottle gourd (lauki) and soft gourds (turai, Galka, tendli).
Take fruits such as cantaloupe, pomegranate, sweet orange, blueberries, sweet cherries, sweet grapes, banana, coconut, figs, dates, papaya, and Avacado.
Include seeds and nuts such as almonds, pistachio, walnuts, pumpkin, and flax seeds.
Keep your food spiced with ginger, garlic, cinnamon, clove, black pepper, basil, thyme, and rosemary. It will help stimulate the Agni (digestive, metabolic fire) and prevent toxin accumulation. Ginger is proven scientifically to increase basal metabolic rate and transform nutrients into tissues.
Ensure your digestion and metabolism function well, as any nourishing food has to be digested and absorbed well to assimilate into the body's tissues finally.
- Have positive thinking.
- Always remember to "forgive and forget."
- Do yoga and meditation
- Avoid suppressing the natural urges
- Avoid negative thoughts
- Avoid overstress, tension, and anxiety, anger, worries
- Avoid alcoholic drinks
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Author of the Blog: Dr. Rajeshri Mehta
Expert Review By: Dr Smita Pankaj Naram
Co-Founder, Ayushakti Ayurved Pvt Ltd