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Foods that Help Improve Memory and Brain Function

Lots of factors can influence how well your brain functions – amount of sleep, stress, age, medications.  One factor we can all control and improve upon is nutrition. 

The following list contains 5 foods that can actually improve brain function:

 1. Green leafy vegetables like spinach, cabbage, and broccoli are rich in folate, and vitamins B6, and B12.  These chemicals help break down harmful substances that can accumulate in the brain and lead to forgetfulness.

 2. Whole grains such as brown rice, oatmeal, and items made with 100% whole wheat flour can increase blood flow, which helps deliver oxygen to your organs, including the brain.

 3. Eggs, a good source of protein contain choline which is essential in the production of some neurotransmitters that regulate mood and memory

4. Green tea has several benefits.  Most notable are the flavinoids which can reduce the production of a protein that forms plaques in Alzheimer’s patients.

 5. Blueberries are packed with antioxidants.  Researchers found that a diet that consistently included blueberries improved memory.