This break­fast food re­ju­ve­nates your mem­ory!

New re­search shows that some of the tasti­est foods and bev­er­ages around have the power to su­per­charge your brain cells, re­duc­ing your risk of mem­ory loss now and in the fu­ture!

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1 Have an egg a day!

A re­cent study found that get­ting plenty of choline in their di­ets helps older folks per­form bet­ter on mem­ory tests. An easy way to get lots of this cru­cial nu­tri­ent: Eat an egg! “They’re one of the rich­est food sources of choline,” con­firms di­eti­tian Rachel Bassler, R.D.N. Bonus: Eggs also pro­vide vi­ta­min B-12, which helps pro­tect neu­rons from age-re­lated changes, U.K. re­search shows.

2 Sip wine!

A study in­volv­ing thou­sands of adults over age 60 found that those who en­joyed one to two al­co­holic bev­er­ages daily (equal to 12 oz. of beer, 5 oz. of wine or 1.5 oz. of spir­its) had an eas­ier time re­call­ing events and had more neu­rons in the hip­pocam­pus, a brain area cru­cial for learn­ing and mem­ory! Tee­to­taler? Sip Con­cord grape juice in­stead.

3 Snack on berries!

Women whose di­ets lean to­ward lots of fruits, veg­eta­bles and fish and lit­tle sat­u­rated fat—and who fit in three or more half- cup serv­ings of fresh or frozen berries each week—are 35% less likely to de­velop Alzheimer’s, re­cent re­search done at Chicago’s Rush Uni­ver­sity sug­gests. Re­searchers the­o­rize that the con­cen­tra­tion of heal­ing an­tiox­i­dants in berries has par­tic­u­larly po­tent brain-pro­tec­tive prop­er­ties!

4 Re­place sugar with raw honey!

Older adults who con­sume a tea­spoon or two of honey most days en­joy bet­ter mem­o­ries, a re­cent five-year study con­cluded. Although high in sugar, honey ap­pears to pre­vent in­flam­ma­tion in the sec­tion of the brain di­rectly in­volved in mem­ory. Ear­lier re­search sug­gests that nu­tri­ents in honey can also im­prove mem­ory that’s al­ready flag­ging!

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