Memory And Nutrition
Memory And Nutrition
Arthur Bornstein (Founder, The Bornstein School for Memory Training) gives expert video advice on: How do calories affect my memory?; How does alcohol affect my memory? and more...
Will vitamins improve my memory?
Vitamins can possibly help your memory, but there's no true evidence that all these vitamins will improve your memory. Using these memory techniques that we're talking about - setting up mental filing systems, visualizing, concentrating, motivating yourself, being relaxed - you can actually do these mental exercises everyday without taking the vitamins and you'll find you can get results far faster, and more lasting than anything that you might be using as a vitamin supplement.
Which foods can improve my memory?
Eliminate the fats in your diet to improve your memory. The correct foods to eat include olive oil instead of fatty butters, greens, grains, omega 3s and vegetables. These are all very important for the memory. Tomatoes, or an increase in folic acid from certain foods, will help your memory. The idea is to select and find out what you're lacking. Get those foods, try them, and you'll find that's going to be good for your memory because you're getting more natural vitamins to feed the brain.
Which foods may impair my memory?
Heavy, greasy foods will impair your memory because they can actually slow the blood flow to your brain, as you are not getting the correct oxygen to your brain. The important thing is to eat lighter foods without the grease and keep the arteries flowing. You are going to feel better and your mental performance and memory is going to be a lot sharper.
How do calories affect my memory?
A lot of calories or overeating can make your brain very sluggish and also will increase the sugar level in your body, like a hypoglycemic reaction where you get foggy and feel lack of energy. This high calorie diet will affect your brain, memory and your mental performance. Keep the calories down. Keep the sugar low and the sodium low and your memory will function at a much sharper peak level.
How does alcohol affect my memory?
In excess, alcohol will actually affect the brain cells. In other words, if you drink too much alcohol, you'll find that the brain cells can actually be affected by dying because there's too much alcohol within your system, in your brain. Keep alcohol down to a social level - one drink. Taking an excess of alcohol or any excess of drugs can actually damage the brain, because you're actually damaging brain cells. Damaged brain cells will create a damaged memory.