How Eating Can Improve Your Memory

by Leonardo

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Hey, ever been studying so hard and find that you have difficulty concentrating and memorizing much? It’s like you have extremely bad short term memory? Well, I’ve done some searching and found out that poor nutrition could be a factor to that. So, I came up with some tips and list of supplements which helped me in improving my memory.

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1. Have some breakfast before going to class!

I cannot stress this enough. Running off to class with low energy level can ruin your concentration. It prevents you from properly focusing on what your teacher is saying, makes you sluggish and tired. So, instead of skipping breakfast, indulge.
Some breakfast ideas are: Yogurt and fruits (this one is real quick), toast bread and jam, salmon and bread or some form of fibre; corn flakes with raisins, scrambled eggs with toast and juice, frozen blueberry pancakes (these can be placed in the oven or microwaves) with blueberry jam. I find that these are easy to prepare for those with limited time. I tend to roll out of bed close to time for classes and these are super quick.

 

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2. Yoga exercises or any other form of exercise.

Recently, I’ve been informed that yoga helps with mental clarity and improve focus. It takes deep intense meditation, and great focus to pay attention to your breathing and trying to balance oneself in the most uncomfortable and unusual bodily positions. But after a while it becomes easier to focus and bend. So, if you have trouble studying and memorizing try some breathing and yoga techniques as these can help you to centre you mind on a goal much easier. It also helps to keep cal. But just like studying it takes practice and repetition. The same goes for long periods of exercise. So, go out and train that body and mind of yours! This also makes you eat way more so, you get more nutrition in.

 

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3. Try some fish and greens!

Fish has omega three and plenty of essential oils which are good for protecting your cell membrane against inflammation and helps you to better handle stressful situations A.K.A. school and studying. Greens such as kale, spinach, and collards are packed with vitamin K and vitamin A (which is really good for your vision).

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4. T.O.M.A.T.O.E.S.

Yay! These are your friends. Want to know why? Tomatoes have an essential coloured pigment called “lycopene” which is extremely important for protecting your brain and body against free radicals known to damage your cell membrane and causes you to get sick quite easily. As it pertains to memory lycopene it improves memory and helps in preventing memory loss! It can also be found in carrots, watermelon, grapefruit, sweet peppers and more.

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5. Fruits.

Fruits are loaded with vitamins and essential minerals, and as we study our brain tends to use these real quick. So, keep providing them.

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Okay, so now on to the good go to list of supplements which have helped me in studying:
1. My favourite Multiple energizer multivitamin! This has gingko biloba, a natural Asiatic herb good for memory improvement. This can keep you going for hours and should only be taken once a day. Believe me, these are good.
2. Gingko Biloba is all is naturalness. Again, this herb is excellent for keeping one’s memory well on point and has been known to reduce one’s chance of Parkinsons’ disease and Alzheimers later in life. These can be taken in pill format or teas.
3. Gotu kola-another good memory herb.
4.Rosemary. The smell is really good,
5. Vitamin B12 tablets.
6. Lecithin tablets- good memory essential.
7. Omega three tablets. The usual brand like seven seas is good. I take Jamieson’s Omega three
8. Multivitamins with probiotics.
So, that’s the list I have for now. There are plenty more natural and good sources for memory enhancement out there but these are the ones I have used (except the lecithin, I have yet to try it), and have proven for myself.
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