Eat for Better Memory: 7 Ways to Get Sharp

View as Slideshow

Photos.com / Jupiterimages
Boost brainpower with blueberries. Studies have shown blueberries help prevent and reverse age-related memory loss.

Comstock Images / Jupiterimages
Sip some coffee for triple benefit. Coffee has been shown to improve memory, reasoning and reaction time in older folks. Good news for lifetime coffee drinkers: Long term consumption's been linked to a lower risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

Photos.com / Jupiterimages
Memory going? Go fish. Even canned tuna may sharpen your mental capacities. Omega-3 fatty acids, found in fish, are important for maintaining memory.

Content continues below ad

Make time for a good breakfast. A Toronto study found breakfast helped men and women, ages 61 to 79, score better on memory tests. And when kids eat a morning meal, their exam scores improve.

Photos.com / Jupiterimages
Toast to a sharper mind with Merlot. Or any beer or wine for that matter. A study of 746 adults found that those who drank one to six alcoholic beverages a week were 54 percent less likely than abstainers to develop dementia over six years. That's no license to go crazy though... the same study determined 14 or more drinks weekly increased the risk of dementia by 22 percent.

iStockphoto.com
Brew a cup of sage tea. Sage oil has been shown by some studies to boost acetylcholine levels in the brain, improving memory function. As a tea, it also aids digestion.

Learn more about the power of antioxidants and tea.

Content continues below ad

liquidlibrary / Jupiterimages
Have curry with dinner tonight. An Italian study found that curry may ward off memory loss and Alzheimer's. The seasoning is thought to enhance an enzyme that protects the brain against oxidative damage.

Want to stay smart and healthy?

Get our weekly Health Reads newsletter

how we use your e-mail
We will use your email address to send you the newsletter each week, and we may also send you occasional special offers from Reader's Digest. For more information please read our privacy policy.

2 thoughts on “Eat for Better Memory: 7 Ways to Get Sharp

  1. please can i know how to make my brain sharo
    i will read a answer. within few seconds or minutes i will forget it
    i want to have sharp mind.please please please help me
    my saying some tips

  2. I have always liked curry chicken and after reading this article it is obvious that not only is it delicious, it also improves your memory.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Some people like to travel by train because 
it combines the slowness of a car with the cramped public exposure of 
an airplane.

Dennis Miller

I think my pilot was a little inexperienced. We were sitting on the runway, and he said, “OK, folks, we’re gonna be taking off in a just few—whoa! Here we go.”

Kevin Nealon

“I can’t wait until your vacation is over.” 
—Everyone following you on Instagram

@kristencarney

A man knocked on my door and asked for a donation toward the local swimming pool. So I gave him a glass of water.

Comedian Greg Davies

Funny Jokes

Just found the worst page in the entire dictionary. What I saw was disgraceful, disgusting, dishonest, and disingenuous.

@sixthformpoet

Funny Jokes

Client: We need you to log in to the YouTube and make all our company videos viral.

From clientsfromhell.net

Funny Jokes

My cat just walked up to the paper shredder and said, “Teach me 
everything you know.”

@NicCageMatch

Funny Jokes

“Just because you can’t dance doesn’t mean you shouldn’t dance.” 
—Alcohol

@yoyoha (Josh Hara)

Funny Jokes

My parents didn’t want to move to Florida, but they turned 60 and that’s the law.

—Jerry Seinfeld

Funny Jokes

Q: What do you call an Amish guy with his hand in a horse’s mouth?

A: A mechanic.

Fields marked with an * are required
Foods That Harm Foods That HealWant a Free eBook?
FOODS THAT HARM, FOODS THAT HEAL offers important information about the role diet plays in the struggle against heart disease, cancer, diabetes and other serious illnesses. Answer the question below to receive your FREE digital eBook.

Someone in my household experiences the following conditions:

Send me a link to download FOODS THAT HARM, FOODS THAT HEAL:
By clicking below, I agree to the Trusted Media Brands Privacy Policy