Eat Healthy to Keep Your Memories

Do you find yourself forgetting a lot of things?  Wish there was some way to help improve your memory?  Studies have shown that a heart-healthy diet is crucial to the health of your memory, and have pinpointed specific foods to help you in this endeavor.
These foods contain chemical compounds called flavonoids, which gives fruits and leafy vegetables their color.  There are two flavanoids that researchers say specifically support memory function— anthocyanins and quercetin.  These two flavanoids can be found in blueberries, apples, and red onions, among other foods.  Folate and omega-3 fatty acids have also been found in helping improve your memory.
Berries provide some of the highest concentrations of antioxidants amongst fruits.  One study shows that eating blueberries helps spatial memory and learning.
Fatty fish provide a huge amount of omega-3s.  A study at the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago shows that those who ate fish at least once a week slowed memory decline by 10% compared to those who did not eat fish.  Researchers stated that this difference gives fish-eaters the memory and thinking ability of a person three years younger.
You will find that leafy greens, such as spinach and collard greens, have copious amounts of folate.  A study done at Tufts University in Boston shows that folate provides a protective effect against memory decline.
Try incorporating these foods into your diet, and keep life’s unforgettable moments safely stored away.