Nutrition for Your Brain and Memory - dummies

Nutrition for Your Brain and Memory

By John B. Arden

Part of Improving Your Memory For Dummies Cheat Sheet

The chemistry of your brain and sharpness of your memory are directly affected by what you eat and drink. Adopt these healthy habits to improve your brain’s ability to remember:

  • Eat three balanced meals per day, each meal consisting of three parts:

    • Fruit or vegetable

    • Complex carbohydrate, like whole-wheat bread

    • Protein

  • Stay hydrated:

    • Drink water and juices

    • Moderate your caffeine intake

    • Minimize sodas and sugar drinks

  • Take the following supplements:

    • Vitamins, such as C, E, and the Bs

    • Minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, and zinc

    • Herbs, such as Gingko (unless you’re taking blood-thinning medications)