What to eat to help with memory loss or brain fog
- Vitamin B deficiency may contribute to memory loss and brain fog. Eat more: wholegrains such as quinoa and brown rice, eggs, fish, nuts and legumes. Dark leafy greens for B9 folic acid. Meat sources and liver are the best sources of B12.
- Omega-3 fatty acids and protein-rich foods salmon, mackerel, sardines and kippers. Plus, milled linseeds (grinding releases the oils in the seeds) sunflower seeds, walnuts and kiwifruit.
- Folic acid improves brain function. Found in: spinach, edamame beans, lentils, asparagus, avocado, peas, broccoli, kale, walnuts and whole grains too.
- Berries are a great source of vitamins. A 2015 study published in the Journal of Neuroscience suggested blueberries can help reverse memory loss. Eat a handful a day and see if it helps.
- Turmeric (ground and the fresh root) packed full of anti-oxidants don’t just limit it to curries, try it in scrambled eggs, risottos and even smoothies.
A cuppa green tea please
A 2014 study by the University of Basel found that memory improved after drinking green tea. With several other suggested health benefits, it may be worth trying.
Dehydration can cause the brain to shrink and affects your ability to process memories. Aim to drink before you feel thirsty to prevent dehydration. Avoid caffeinated drinks, stick to herbal teas, such as green tea, or water infused with lemon or mint. See our blog Good Hydrations