You’ve had a long summer break free from early mornings and homework,
but now you have to get back into the rhythm of things. We’ve looked
at ways you can ease yourself back into your routine, but there are ways
in which you can jumpstart your brain too. Not having exercised your brain
over the break means you might take a while to get your brain back into
gear. Only thing is; you may miss out on vital information while you power
up your brain.
You can eat foods that will actually help to improve your memory! This
will drastically reduce the amount of time you spend studying or doing
your homework. Just imagine if you could remember everything your learned,
everything you read and everything your teacher said the first time around!
Here are some amazing foods that will help you to feel energized, improve
your brain function and help you to remember more.
No, this doesn’t imply that pizza and French fries are good for
your memory! We mean healthy fats. Healthy fats are foods which contain
oils from the Omega-3 family. The Omega-3 family of fatty oils help you
to improve your memory. The best sources of healthy fats include salmon,
flaxseed oil, canola oil, wheatgerm, eggs and walnuts.
Free radicals flow through your bloodstream and into your brain where
they break down brain cells. You can neutralize free-radicals with antioxidants.
There are many forms of antioxidants including berries (especially blueberries
and acai berries), garlic, carrots, broccoli, tea, soy, read grapes, spinach,
tomatoes and whole grains.
High Tyrosine Proteins
Your brain needs neurotransmitters to function properly. Your body can’t
make some of the neurotransmitters (like tryptophan). Good sources of
tyrosine proteins include soy, seafood, dairy products and eggs.
Vitamins and minerals
You already know that you need the full range of vitamins and minerals
live a healthy, happy life, but certain elements are especially important
to the brain. Here are the vitamins that will help you to improve your memory:
• Vitamin B6: meat, fish, nuts, vegetables, beans and legumes.
• Vitamin B12: kelp, venison, shrimp, yeasts, algae, scallops, trempeh,
miso, tofu and salmon.
• Vitamin C: Citrus fruits, guavas, red peppers, kiwis, tomatoes,
strawberries, brussel sprouts and melons.
• Iron: chocolate, clams, oysters, muscles, liver, dried apricots,
sunflower seeds and sesame products.
• Calcium: dairy products are your best bet here.
Fiber slows down the rate at which your body absorbs sugars and improves
digestion. Eating more fiber means that your brain has a slow and steady
supply of essential energy. This improves your memory and all your brain
functioning. The brain will only function when it has enough fuel. Foods
high in fiber include beans, fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds and
Improve your memory (and general health!) by incorporating more memory-building
foods into your daily diet.