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5 Best Foods to Boost Your Brain and Memory

by Sarasota Bay Club

The brain needs a lot of energy to keep up with your body's demands. Your choice of food can thus affect how the brain functions and determine both short-term and long-term memory. There are many different types of brain-boosting foods that can help the brain remain healthy and also improve cognitive abilities, but let’s take a look at the top five.

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1. Oily Fish

Oily fish are rich in omega-3 and fatty acids, which play an integral role in improving brain structure. Omega-3 increases blood flow in the brain and this results in improved cognitive abilities and overall brain function.

Research has shown that omega-3 can treat depression and address anxiety disorders.  Food rich in omega-3 also plays a significant role in boosting mood. Some of the fish rich in omega include tuna, salmon, and sardines.

2. Berries

The antioxidants present in berries not only improve brain function but also helps in managing stress levels.  The antioxidants also prevent neurodegenerative brain diseases as well as brain aging, so your brain can remain functional for longer.

Regular intake of berries promotes communication between brain cells and this improves memory. You can get these health benefits from various berries including blueberries, strawberries, blackcurrants, and blackberries.

3. Broccoli

Broccoli is rich in vitamin C, K, and flavonoids. These antioxidants are essential in improving memory and promoting brain health. Studies have shown that food rich in antioxidants including broccoli prevents neurodegenerative brain diseases and also reduces stress. It is advisable that you eat cooked broccoli daily to improve communication between brain cells.  


4. Avocados

In addition to preventing hypertension, avocados play an important role in brain health. These brain-boosting foods contain unsaturated fats that are crucial in improving cognitive abilities. When hypertension is addressed, the risk of cognitive decline is also reduced.

Hence, avocados are a great option if you cannot access oily fish that are also rich in unsaturated fat known as omega-3.    

5. Nuts

As people age, the brain may be at risk of oxidative stress. Nuts contain vitamin E which is an antioxidant that reduces oxidative stress. Regular intake of nuts such as hazelnuts and almonds will improve your brain health and boost your cognitive ability. 

To prevent memory loss and brain aging, you need to know the best foods for the brain and memory. At Sarasota Bay Club, your health is our priority. We are committed to ensuring that you live a healthy life, both physically and mentally. Contact us for more information.   

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