Keep Your Memory Sharp with the Help of Super Foods

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We all experience memory lapses from time to time. How many times during the week do you stand up but forget why? How often do you pick an item off of a menu and then forget what you've chosen when the server arrives to take your order? The occasional forgetfulness isn't something to be worried about, but if it happens very often, you may start thinking that you're showing signs of Alzheimer's. The good news is your memory problems are not likely to be signs of Alzheimer's. Improving your memory is something you can do in a number of ways. For example, you can eat superfoods.

Are berries something you love to eat? Sure, you do! Here's another good reason to love eating them. Some berries, according to the American Chemical Society in Boston, can slow down age-related cognitive decline in people. Some of the berries that do this are strawberries, blueberries and acai berries. You'll find it so easy to make berries a regular part of your diet. You can snack on them. Make smoothies or other desserts with them.

Whether you prefer peanuts or peanut butter, it doesn't matter because both of them are high in vitamin E and good fats. Our brain needs vitamin E in order for it to function properly and be healthy. You'll also find high amounts of protein in peanuts. If you want your brain to be healthy and your memory sharp, you need to be eating a diet that is high in healthy fats and low in unhealthy ones such as trans fats and saturated fats. Peanuts and peanut butter are easy enough to incorporate into your diet. For instance, you can snack on a handful of peanuts between meals. Try making yourself a peanut butter sandwich and have that for lunch. You can also add peanut butter to other things to help thicken them up and increase their protein content.

Avocados are superfoods that are known to help improve memory. Avocados are loaded with vitamins C and E. Vitamins C and E, according to experts in Alzheimer's, are what inhibit the formation of the plaque causing the disease. Don't think that it's difficult to add avocados to your diet.

Increasing the amount guacamole, for instance, is a great way to eat more avocados. Naturally, you should keep this one healthy by dipping veggies instead of chips in your guacamole. You can also add avocado to salad. You don't have to sit and do nothing when it comes to your memory; you can do things to sharpen it. Puzzles are great for keeping your memory sharp. Your memory will benefit from reading books and playing memory games. In addition, you can keep your memory sharp by incorporating superfoods in your diet. You can start with the superfoods we've discussed in this article. With some research, you're bound to discover several more such memory boosting superfoods.