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Thursday, April 15 2010

Improve your memory with some brain boosting food. From salmon to tofu, here is the lowdown on what to eat to make your memory sharper.

The right food can dramatically improve your memory.

Brilliant memory booster foods
Oil-rich fish, such as salmon, trout, mackerel, fresh tuna, not tinned, Olive oil,Soya products, such as soya milk, yogurt, tofu, Lean meat, Pulses, such as lentils and beans, fresh and dried fruits. A rainbow of vegetables to provide antioxidants, fibre-rich vegetables, such as pumpkin, leafy greens, root veg, corn, potatoes

Brain food facts

Food for thought:
Food that's good for the brain ensures good concentration and helps your memory

Clear your mind:
If you want to keep your head clear and your brain alert, you need to maintain a steady blood sugar level with good amounts of antioxidants, protein and amino acids. These are found in fish, veg and fruit.

Something fishy:
Oily fish, such as mackerel, sardines and herring, are an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids, essential for healthy eyesight and brain development. So eat plenty of these, especially if you're pregnant and want your child to be super-intelligent.

Get it down you:
Two teaspoons of cod liver oil a day will provide you with vitamins A and D and about 2g of omega-3 fatty acids - more than enough to meet the recommended daily intake and great for brain food.

It's actually true:
Carrots are an excellent source of beta carotene, which the body converts into vitamin A...and night blindness or poor vision in the dark is usually a sign of a deficiency of vitamin A!

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