Distraction, lethargy, dizziness, headaches and emotional disturbances like paranoia, anxiety and depression are all signs of a failing memory. However, you don’t need to worry, or go for any medical treatment unless the problem is severe. Your memory can effectively be improved with the right lifestyle choices.
The brain’s main function is to communicate with its own cells. And the quality of your diet has a huge effect on its health and function, including your memory. Most memory related problems can be prevented or reversed with some simple changes in your diet and exercise routine. Here are some tips:
Consume a wide variety of fresh fruits and vegetables. They contain vitamins, minerals and a range of phytochemicals, which pro- tect the body from memory impairment.
Research suggests that increasing the intake of Vitamin B, especially Vitamin B6 and B12 can help enhance memory abilities.
Getting enough Vitamin C and E may also help improve a failing memory.
Increase your dietary intake of magnesium (green leafy vegetables, nuts, whole grains, soybean, milk, and seafood) to make sure you are getting adequate levels for optimum functioning.
Cut down on the intake of saturated fats. Processed or junk food, and sugary foods, not only deplete Vitamin B from the body, but also create sugar level fluctuations, which affect normal brain functioning, thus reducing mental alertness.
When you exercise, the blood flow to your entire body increases, thus, making you feel more alert and energetic. Exercising is also a good stress-buster.
Research reveals that gingko, the oldest living tree species, has a promising effect on a wide range of problems related to memory loss and impaired mental functioning. It improves overall mental health, decision-making abilities and also controls anxiety.
Another herb called ginseng helps boost one’s memory, learning ability and mental functioning.
Research reveals that gingko, the oldest living tree species, has a promising effect on problems related to memory loss