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4 Types of Foods That Help to Support Your Memory

4 Types of Foods That Help to Support Your Memory

If you want the 411 on brain foods, there's perhaps no better sources than the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. 

As the group explained in an October 2018 article on its website, "The best menu for supporting memory and brain function encourages good blood flow to the brain—much like what you'd eat to nourish and protect your heart."

The group touts the Mediterranean Diet has having a growing body of research demonstrating that this healthy diet is linked to better memory, alertness and cognitive function in general.

So what about the four food type to support memory? The article recommends the following:

1. Vegetables (especially cruciferous ones like dark leafy greens, cabbage, kale, broccoli and collard greens)

2. Berries and cherries (e.g., blackberries and blueberries) - which are rich in  anthocyanins and other flavonoids

3. Omega-3 fatty acids - including algae, seaweed, seafood and fatty fish (e.g., salmon, sardines, herring and bluefin tuna)

4. Walnuts - which have been shown to improve cognitive function

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