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Published on: August 27, 2012
by Everyday Health for Huffington Post:
Worried about losing your memory? Help may be as close as your kitchen. Amy Jamieson-Petonic, R.D., of Cleveland Clinic, shares five foods that harbor nutrients proven to better your brain health.
Berries contain anthocyanin, an antioxidant pigment that increases your ability to remember things. One three-month research study showed improved learning recall in older adults who drank blueberry juice to improved learning recall.
Almonds are an excellent brain food because they contain a protein component that boosts production of a nerve chemical shown to enhance memory.
3. Dark Chocolate
Varieties of dark chocolate that are comprised of at least 70-percent cocoa contain flavanols that increase blood flow to the brain.
4. Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
This type of olive oil contains a chemical called hydroxytyrosol that tends to increase messages to the brain and improves your memory.
5. Green Tea
You’ve probably heard about its antioxidant power, but green tea has also been shown to help reboot your memory.
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