I know we all have days where we wake up, and we lose track of what we need to do, or even what day it is. We have all had days like that, where we have so much going on, that we lose sight of the things going on around us. The good news is there are amazing supplements that we can take to keep our mind clearer, and sharp as we age. If you are one that has continued memory loss, or forgetful thinking, you may want to contact your physician, as it could be something more serious.
The two best ways of eating, ( as I despise the word diet) is the paleo, and the Mediterranean ways of eating. They both serve a wonderful purpose in the terms of health, and they rely on great healthy food. The Mediterranean diet filled with olive oil, fish and red wine( yes my favorite too), is really great for the brain health. The olive oil is loaded with healthy fats, as well as the fish having great omega 3’s. This diet is great for memory also.
EAT THOSE BERRIES
Did you know that there is foods known as the “brainy foods”? Yes.. the reason behine it is because these foods are loaded up with a variety of antioxidants that help with better brain function through out the day, and helps the increase of blood flow to the brain. These foods are the amazing blueberries( a family favorite), raspberries, black berries, and beets.
DRINK THAT WINE
I’m not going to lie. Anyone that knows me, knows that I am the ultimate wine lover. I am currently taking a class on wine & pairings, have been offered jobs at wine bars, and own a wine cellar. I LOVE WINE! Not only that, but it has been in the news to be one of the best drinks for weight loss( yes a glass before bed), and is full of resveratrol. Resveratrol is the amazing mineral found in red grapes, and is known to activate the age-slowing Sirt1gene. It is known to rejuvenate brain function, and help with cognitive function.A great way of getting it into your diet if you are not a wine drinker, is to take 200 mg a day of the supplement.
TAKE YOUR GINKGO
Ginkgo has been known to help with brain function and cognitive function. It has been shown to alleviate signs in patients with dementia. This can also be taken as a daily supplement.
As we get older, it s imperative that we keep our brains sharp. We need to be using them everyday to our full advantage. Doing crossword puzzles, reading, and other hobbies have been shown to slow down the aging brain.