Diet to increase memory
Food for memory loss or amnesia
MEMORY LOSS DIET
Diet for memory loss
DIET plays a very important role in preserving memory. Many of the memory problems are due to a lack of components, mainly vitamins, which are necessary for neurons to operate properly.
Sometimes memory loss is due to brain being contaminated by food rich by pesticides or other toxins that reduce their health.
Age is a very important factor not only for neuronal loss that occurs over the years but also because during this time, there are a series of imbalances that lead to decreased absorption of vitamins, minerals or other elements necessary for the nervous system.
Eating right, along with the rest of natural resources studied above , can help to preserve the memory active for more years and, in many cases, to recover it.
How to improve the memory with food?
Suitable and detrimental food for the lack of memory
Suitable foods to improve memory
Among the foods recommended for memory, we can point out the following:
- Foods rich in Vitamin B: Vitamin B is considered the most important vitamin for mental health. Within the group of vitamin B, there are some vitamins particularly interesting for conservation and maintenance of memory: Vitamin B1 (Thiamin), Vitamin B3 (Niacin), Vitamin B6 (Pyridoxine), Vitamin B9 (Folic acid) and Vitamin B12 (Cobalamin).
Eating natural foods containing vitamins of this group will help us improve and maintain memory and mental concentration. (See in the study of each of these vitamins the most appropriate food)
- Foods high in choline: Choline is considered a member of vitamin B. It comes from the degradation of phosphatidylcholine, a component of lecithin. Choline is responsible for the formation of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Acetylcholine is necessary for the proper functioning of nerve impulses in the brain. Without enough choline some imbalances in the brain can take place that are manifested in the form of inappropriate behavior, emotional problems and lack of memory. Among the major choline-rich foods, we have: garlic, onions, celery, peanuts, asparagus, oats, borage, carrots, soybean, wheat, rice, beans, peas, eggplants, or maize.
- Foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids: These fatty acids are very important in the preservation and maintenance of the arteries and capillaries. An adequate intake of them will help us to keep them in good state.
The intake of linolenic acid-rich foods or supplements that contain this principle lowers triglycerides, lowers cholesterol, prevents blood clots in the arteries, by preventing platelet aggregation, and slightly decreases blood pressure. Many strokes, especially in the elderly, are due to problems in the arteries caused by poor circulation.
Eating oily fish a pair of times per week or ingesting oils high in Omega, such as sesame oil, linseed, soy or wheat germ, eating foods fortified with Omega-3 and eating walnuts, spinach, almonds, cucumbers, or lettuces, helps to maintain good levels of these acids in our body.
- Antioxidant food: Free radicals are largely responsible for the oxidation of cells and their subsequent aging and degeneration. Eating foods rich in antioxidant compounds is the best way to keep your mind in good shape. Most fruits and vegetables are rich in these components so that a diet based primarily on these foods will help us preserve and protect the memory.
Among these foods we could mention, for example, the tomatoes or the carrots, very rich in lycopene; garlic, the onions, the apples, the cabbages, the pears, or the spinach that contain much quercetin; peppers, oranges, lemons, grapefruits, etc., with high amounts of vitamin C; the pumpkins or borage that contain high amounts of carotenoids, etc. (See more antioxidant food)
NON suitable foods for memory
Among the foods which consumption should have to be reduced or to be avoided we find:
- Foods high in fat: Especially those that contain saturated fats that contribute to the development of poor circulation and to the appearance of diseases of the circulatory system. When it comes to this kind of food we mean both saturated oils (coconut oil, palm oil, lard, butter, etc) and foods containing these fats (fatty meats, sausages, spiced sausages, whole milk or its derivatives, etc)
However we can not forget that the mind needs sugar to function properly. To do this, we will get it directly from natural foods like fruits or cereals and we should abstain from eating " industrial food" as much as possible, such as cakes, ice cream, pastries, etc. These foods also contain refined sugars, and are characterized by high amounts of fat.
- Foods rich in artificial products: Whenever possible, avoid foods that contain artificial products (dyes, preservatives or additives) which have an oxidizing effect on neurons and may contribute to memory loss.
Likewise, avoid ingestion of water containing many heavy metals which can be toxic to the mind. A guaranteed fountain or mineral water will be necessary when drinking water that contains too many pollutants.
- Foods rich in pesticides: All of them are also oxidants and contribute to the lack of memory. If possible, replace them with foods grown organically. When this is not possible, one should at least wash food, especially when they are going to be eaten eat raw and in the case of fruit, you need to peel it properly.
More information the natural treatment of the problems of memory in the listing above.
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This material is for informational purposes only. In case of doubt, consult the doctor.