One of the best places to start helping your brain improve it's cognitive abilities, and to slow the process of cognitive decline is your diet. Taking a nutritive approach to improving brain function and stopping memory loss is easier than you think. Many of the suggestions we make help more than just your brain. These foods provide benefit to your body. But remember this - your brain is what regulates your bodily functions. Helping your brain is the foundational move towards improving your quality of life and sustaining a healthy lifestyle.
You may be noticing that your brain is experiencing memory lag lately, you can't remember things as easy as you once did, or your brain just isn't as sharp as it used to be.
Omega-3 fatty acid's are essential to many parts of the body, but must be sourced through diet. The body doesn't produce Omega-3's on its own. Packed full of Omega-3's, walnuts bring a powerful anti-inflammatory punch that greatly improves blood flow to the brain. The better the blood flow, the lower the risk of stroke and the faster information can pass between neurons. Walnuts are believed to help improve cognitive function, memory and motor skills.
Do you know what can cause your brain cells to mutate? What about something that breaks down your brain tissue, even compromise your body's immune system? All of these things are caused by something called oxidative stress. Oxidative stress is linked to diseases affecting memory like Alzheimer's and dementia. One simple solution - eat lots of blueberries. If oxidative stress were like the temperature outside your house, blueberries would be the insulation from the external effects of the outside elements. In other words, blueberries are an insulation against oxidative stress. One of the best foods you can eat to improve your cognitive health is blueberries.
Alzheimer's and dementia are terrible diseases that slowly erode and destroy someone's quality of life. The foods mentioned above and in our other brain foods post, can help change the way your brain functions and improve your quality of life. If you have any questions about memory function, or are looking to consult someone in memory care, the experts at Clayton Oaks Living would be happy to answer any questions you may have.