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Memory Glossary

Allicin is one of 15 sulfur compounds in garlic that acts as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory by protecting your brain against oxidative damage and inflammation. According to a study, garlic helps reduce your risk for impaired circulation to your brain, which can lead to cognitive decline, memory loss and even Alzheimer’s. Alpha linolenic acid (ALA) […]

Jog Your Memory With Ginger

Good brain health relies on effective digestion and circulation. Ginger to the rescue! Ginger has been used as a medicine and healing food for thousands of years in China, India and Arabia to treat arthritis, digestive problems and heart conditions. It serves as a potent brain-protecting food as well. 1. Ginger prevents free radical damage. […]

Garlic Chases Away Memory Thieves

Could there be a tastier way to get your daily quotient of antioxidants and anti-inflammatories than garlic? Garlic contains allicin, the best known of 15 sulfur compounds that account for garlic’s pungent aroma. Its abundant antioxidants and anti-inflammatories protect your body and brain against the chronic inflammation that can lead to cognitive decline and memory […]

Fragrant Rosemary and Sage Boost Memory

When Shakespeare’s Ophelia says that rosemary is for remembrance, she isn’t kidding. Rosmarinic acid, a powerful antioxidant in rosemary and sage, prevents oxidative damage to the brain, a key factor in cognitive decline and memory loss. Fresh or dried rosemary has a long history of culinary use in Mediterranean foods, adding an aromatic kick to […]

Turmeric Is Gold Dust For Your Brain

You need antioxidants to prevent chronic inflammation, a precursor to inflammatory diseases like cognitive decline and memory loss. Well known as a healing spice in Ayurvedic medicine, turmeric is a member of the ginger family. It’s best known for its use as a coloring agent in mustard and a core component of curry powder. But […]

Spice Up Your Memory With Cinnamon

Antioxidants are the cornerstone of the memory healing diet. They help protect your brain from cognitive decline and memory loss due to chronic inflammation in the body. Cinnamon, cloves and allspice have more antioxidants than blueberries, making them an important addition to your diet. A sprinkling of cinnamon in your decaf, smoothie or on top […]

Buzz Up Your Memory With Coffee

That cuppa joe does more than just pick you up; coffee actually is good for your brain. Studies show that coffee improves the functioning of the frontal lobe of the brain, which are involved in executive decision making. And coffee is actually good for you (in moderation) as it’s full of polyphenols, the antioxidants that […]

Make a Red Wine Toast to Good Memories

Don’t take it as license to overindulge, but the fact is: red wine in small quantities can help keep your memory intact. The antioxidants and anti-inflammatories in red wine not only fight oxidative damage from free radicals but also help protect your heart and your brain. 1. Antioxidants in wine safeguard memory. Red wine is […]

Blow a Raspberry to Memory Loss

Chronic inflammation can lead to cognitive decline and memory loss. Brain-boosting berries are packed with phytonutrients with superb anti-inflammatory properties that can stop inflammation in its tracks. They are a healing superfood in the memory healing diet — not to mention, berry, berry tasty. 1. Anti-inflammatory berries safeguard memory. Berries and other fruits are full […]

Floss Your Brain With Flax

A happy brain needs B vitamins, manganese, magnesium and dietary fiber. Tiny flaxseeds are a great addition to the memory healing diet. Filled with B vitamins, minerals and fiber, they pack a supersized punch when it comes to protecting your brain from cognitive decline. 1. Folate in flaxseeds protects your brain. B vitamins, particularly folate, […]

B-Friendly Lentils Lengthen Memory

A poor diet depletes essential B vitamins and minerals, which help protect your brain from cognitive decline and memory loss. The tiny pulses known as lentils are a big help in boosting your stores. They’re full of B vitamins like folate, as well as manganese and fiber. Let’s hear it for lentils, a memory superfood! […]

Spinach Spares Memory

The standard American diet (SAD) depletes your body of the fiber, amino acids and B vitamins that keep your brain and memory strong and clear. Never fear — spinach to the rescue! This humble green is a powerhouse of folate and other B vitamins, L-tyrosine and fiber. It’s the perfect combination to improve neurotransmitter function […]

Nuts Nourish Your Noggin

Are you ready to go nuts? Let’s hope so, because nuts are some of the best foods you can eat to protect against cognitive decline and memory loss. Walnuts and other tree nuts, including Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, pecans, almonds, pine nuts and pistachios, offer a host of brain-friendly vitamins, antioxidants and minerals. […]

Vitamins A and C Refresh Memory

Vitamin A and vitamin C help protect your brain by acting as antioxidants. Antioxidants play a critical role in reducing oxidative damage inflicted upon the tender cells of your body and brain by free radicals. Working as a team, fat-soluble vitamin A and water-soluble vitamin C cover your bases for improved cognition. 1. Vitamin A […]

“Sunshine Vitamin” D Turns the Lights ...

Vitamin D is called the “sunshine vitamin. ” That’s because our bodies rely on exposure to sunlight to manufacture it in the skin. Well known for its critical role in reducing your risk for depression and ensuring bone health, vitamin D is also important for a myriad of other functions, including healthy brains. In addition […]

Gingko Gears Up Memory

Ginkgo biloba leaves come from a Chinese tree called “maiden hair.” Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has long revered ginkgo for its ability to heal cerebral disorders. The phytonutrients responsible for ginkgo’s brain-protecting benefits are flavonoids and terpenoids called ginkgolides and bilobalide. 1. Ginkgo protects your brain by acting as an antioxidant. According to a study […]