One of the down sides of getting older is memory loss. The cause, of course, is as we get older our brain gets older too and the ability to retain memory is weakened.
Today we offer you some natural ways to boost your brain’s ability to remember.
Eat regularly. The brain is only 23 percent of the body’s weight, but takes up 20 percent of its energy, so giving it the fuel it needs helps it function optimally.
Super foods. Spinach, strawberries and blueberries are called “super foods” because they strengthen the brain. Eat lots of them.
Drink hot beverages. Tea and coffee stimulate the brain and help it access memories more effectively.
Avoid alcohol. Like it or not, booze is bad for the brain’s memory banks.
Take vitamins. A good regimen of supplements, especially folic acid, will help you remember better.
Herbalize. A variety of herbs, such as gingko biloba, have been shown to help improve memory retention.
Stress less. Trying to alleviate stress in your life, through relaxation or meditation, helps your brain retain.
Play more games. Mental games, like crossword puzzles and Sudoku, sharpen your faculties.
Exercise. Many reasons to do this, one of which is it keeps your brain healthy.
Get regular sleep. Getting your slumbers on a regular schedule is good for your noggin.