Foods Items That Enhance Your Memory and Improve Your Concentration

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It is officially the ‘Board Exam’ season, where thousands of students are spending sleepless nights and long hours of studying for the exams. But is everyone able to concentrate or retain most of the things they studied? Well, for all the students who are worried and all the mothers who want to make sure that their child is exam ready, here is a list of food items that will not only help you concentrate better, but also enhance your memory power.

1. Blueberries:

Some oxidants found in blueberries get accumulated in the brain that improve communication between the brain cells. Some studies have also shown that not only do blueberries improve your memory, they may also delay brain-aging.

2. Fatty Fish:

Fishes that have omega-3 fatty acids in abundance are essential for learning and memory. About 30% of the brain fat is made of omega-3 fatty acid. Studies have shown regular consumption of the fatty fishes leads to more gray matter in your brain. Gray matter in the brain contains nerve cells that control decision making, memory, and emotion.

3.Coffee:

Coffee increases your alertness. It has a number of positive impacts on the brain. Apart from increasing concentration, coffee also reduces the risk of neurological diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.

4.Turmeric:

Curcumin present in turmeric enters the brain directly and benefits the cells there.It may also benefit in improving the memory of the people dealing with Alzheimer’s. The curcumin helps with the generation of new brain cells and helps to build up the concentrating power of the brain.

5.Broccoli:

Broccoli is very high in vitamin K, and a few studies have shown that higher intake of Vitamin K leads to better memory. Vitamin K also helps the brain against damage.

6. Pumpkin seeds:

Pumpkin seeds contain a powerful antioxidant that protect the brain from radical damage. It is a rich source of zinc, magnesium, copper, iron, all of which leads to better memory power and concentration along with slowing the process of brain aging.

7.Dark Chocolate:

Dark chocolate has is packed with brain-boosting compounds. The flavonoids present in the dark chocolate may enhance your memory and also delay age-related mental decline. Apart from mood booster, it is also a brain booster.

8.Nuts:

Eating nuts regularly leads to having a sharper memory. Nuts have several nutrients in them such as healthy fats and Vitamin E provides brain-health benefits.

9.Oranges:

Oranges are rich in Vitamin C, and Vitamin c is a key factor to prevent memory decline. Hence, consuming just one medium sized orange can help you boost your memory.

10. Eggs:

Eggs are a very good source of many nutrients like folate and choline. Choline helps regulate mood and memory. Vitamins B and B12 present in the brain increase your concentration and minimize age-related memory decline.

 

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