Monday, August 25, 2014

Boosting the Brain with Nutrition

Written by Renee Gosselin, MS MBA RD
Nutrition Instructor

Forgetfulness can be a problem for many people.  There could be a number of reasons why an individual’s memory is impacted such as lack of sleep, genetics or environmental conditions. However, diet does play an impact on the overall body. There have been some associated foods that have been highlighted due to their impact on the brain and memory. 

Vegetables have been associated with increased memory retention. All types of vegetables could be recommended. However, vegetables such as broccoli and dark leafy vegetables can help give your memory a boost.  Fruits including berries including blackberries and cherries can allow for additional memory status.

Omega 3 Fatty Acids are needed for good brain growth. Seafood, fatty fish, and herring can be some foods that can improve the overall status of the brain. Walnuts have also been associated with memory retention. 

Overall, these are small changes in foods that can be added to help improve someone’s overall memory status.


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