I have already often spoken on Dcomedieta both of specific dietary protocols to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s and other pathologies that cause cognitive decline, such as the Mind diet , and of news on the correlation between correct nutrition and memory.
In fact, today we see which are the foods for memory that we should prefer already from the age of 50, but even earlier if we feel that stress and hectic life have compromised our clarity and mental alertness.
8 FANTASTIC FOODS FOR MEMORY
Walnuts are a great snack that should also be considered for boosting memory. They contain calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and selenium, they also have a good omega6: omega3 ratio and contain vitamin E and folate. In addition to traditional walnuts, I also recommend Brazilian nuts, which are rich in minerals and almonds, which have monounsaturated fats and fiber.
Two to three walnuts a day is a perfect snack, or a walnut or two after each meal. There is no need to overdo it with dried fruit, and it should always be bought in shell and never shelled.
- Red fruits, strawberries, grapes.
What do these fruits have in common? We have already seen that concentrated grape juice appears to drastically reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s in this article . In fact, the common point is the high presence of anthocyanins, substances belonging to the class of polyphenols which reduce the damage caused by oxidative stress, improving circulation.
It is the active ingredient of turmeric, with a strong anti-inflammatory effect, which has recently also been studied as a principle for enhancing memory. It can be taken as an extract, but in this article I wrote about golden milk I reveal how to make turmeric paste, a cream that can be used both in addition to dishes and spread in half a teaspoonful doses on bread, with half a teaspoon of honey. or malt.
- Coconut oil.
Coconut oil is the protagonist of a series of “rebirth” stories of people who have used it successfully to enhance their cognitive abilities. Some studies have confirmed these successes. In fact, this oil contains a type of medium-chain saturated fatty acids, very different from other saturated fatty acids, because it protects the health and immune defenses.