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  • Cameron Oglesby

A delicious way to protect your brain and stave off memory loss

What goes into your mouth can have an effect on your heart, your brain, and your memory.

Berries, for example, can protect the brain from oxidative damage, due to their high antioxidant content. While blueberries can improve brain function with anthocyanin and other flavonoids.

Grapes contain plenty of reserveratrol, which boosts memory. Concord grapes can promote brain function because they're rich in polyphenols.

In addition to having a high concentration of lycopene, another powerful antioxidant, watermelon also, as its name implies, is also a source of pure water. This is important, because even mild dehydration can reduce mental energy and impair memory.

Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fats, which improves memory function by helping improve cholesterol levels.

Beets are a good source of nitrates.This natural compound can dilate your blood vessels, letting more oxygen reach your brain.

Dark, leaf greens are rich in foliate, which improves memory by decreasing inflammation and improving blood circulation to the brain. They also contain antioxidants like vitamin C, which reduce memory loss.

Chickpeas, sweet potatoes, and black beans are complex carbohydrates, which your brain needs a steady supply of. Complex carbohydrates take longer to metabolize, so they provide that slow, steady supply. They're also high in folate, the memory-boosting B vitamin.

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