4 Easy Ways to Eat Healthier and Fight Memory Loss
With daylight savings around the corner and a new spring season on the horizon, we couldn’t be more excited about escaping the winter blues!
While you may be excited about warmer temperatures and the idea of getting your loved one into a regular workout routine, make sure you realize how the foods they eat will help boost their alertness and memory!
The key is to nourish not just the body, but the brain as well. Here are some of our favorite “brain foods” to stock up on as we approach the spring season!
Fresh fruits and veggies
Although snacking on some popcorn or even sweets is definitely tempting during the cold winter months, the key to fighting memory loss in seniors is a diet rich in antioxidants. Antioxidants form a protective wall in the area of the brain that produces and retain our most cherished memories. So whether it’s a pack of fresh blueberries, or a few sticks of broccoli with ranch, snacking on fresh fruits and vegetables will help fight off these free radicals!
Oatmeal and muesli
If you’re worried about memory care, either for yourself or a loved one, make sure that you’re starting off your days with a bowl of oatmeal. Whole grains provide you with not only fiber but also the protein that slows down the digestion that releases glucose into your bloodstream. The better this process is regulated, the stronger your brain will become and allow it to retain memories about simple day-to-day tasks you do every day!
Grilled or Baked Salmon
We’ve all heard of how fish contain omega-3 fatty acids- but did you know that this is one of the most important supplements that our bodies need to keep our brain healthy and happy. Try starting off your day with fresh tuna and cucumber finger sandwiches that you can eat on the go! And for dinner, season a piece salmon, pop it in the oven and pair it with steamed broccoli and quinoa for a nutritious (and delicious) meal.
There’s no better (or cheaper) superfood than a simple egg! When it comes to your brain, egg yolks help regulate homocysteine, a toxic substance that causes your brain to get sluggish over time. It also contains choline, an essential compound that every cell in our body needs to function and store and retain memories.