Difficulty concentrating, confused memories … Memory problems can appear at any age and are sometimes a symptom of neurodegenerative diseases. Diet can play an important role in the proper functioning of the brain. A precious organ which will be at the heart of a new number of the program “The extraordinary powers of the human body” presented by Adriana Karembeu and Michel Cymes this Tuesday, from 9:05 pm, on France 2. Here are the foods which are known to maintain the memory.
Another good excuse to eat chocolate. It is excellent for memory, in particular thanks to group B vitamins, polyphenols and finally theobromine which stimulates the nervous system.
Fried, omelet or boiled , eggs are an ally to preserve your memory. They contain choline, a group B vitamin that is essential for the production of acetylcholine, the neurotransmitter associated with memory and which the brain cannot produce.
3 FATTY FISH
Salmon, mackerel, sardines… all fatty fish are excellent for health and especially for maintaining memory. They are rich in omega 3, essential for the proper functioning of neurons. It is recommended to eat it two to three times a week.
Vitamin E is known to prevent cognitive decline, especially in the elderly. It is found in walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts … No need to eat a kilo per day, a small handful each morning is enough to enjoy its benefits.
If consumed in moderation, coffee can be good for you. According to a study published in the journal Nature Neurosciences by American researchers, caffeine stimulates memory over a period of at least a day and particularly visual memory.
6 RED FRUITS
Strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, blackcurrants… all red fruits have beneficial properties for the brain. They are rich in antioxidants which fight against free radicals, responsible for the aging of brain cells. They can be eaten fresh (respecting the seasons, it’s even better) with a little white cheese for example.
They are particularly rich in zinc, iodine, iron and vitamins B12. Oysters are particularly good for the memory. No need to wait for the holidays to taste them, we should eat a dozen per week to be in good health.
8 STARCHY FOODS
Bread, pasta, rice … starchy foods are essential for maintaining the brain. They provide essential carbohydrates for the functioning of nerve cells. It is recommended to consume it with each meal in order to be operational throughout the day. For an alternative, we will turn to legumes.
9 THE WATER
We often forget it, but the brain is made up of 75% water. To function well, it must therefore be hydrated properly. Drinking a drink every morning after waking up can be a good habit to take: during the night the body becomes dehydrated. And for the day, you should aim for 1.4 liters for an adult according to the WHO recommendations.