Most of us suffer from forgetfullness at times. This is especially true when we're tired, stressed, or occupied with other thoughts.
Apart from getting enough quality sleep (a subject itself!) and enough exercise (both are very important!) it turns out that the foods we eat are also crucial for optimal brain function.
First of all, what TO eat: fresh fruits and colourful vegetables are the most important. The nutrients and antioxidants in these are essential for our brains and bodies. Add omega-3 fatty acids such as hemp seeds, flax seeds, chia seeds, walnuts, olive oil, pumpkin seeds, and beans. Because these plant-based sources of omega-3's are not very easily absorbed if you do not eat fish you need to include the B vitamins, calcium, copper, magnesium and zinc -through food and a high-quality multi-vitamin. The best source of omega-3 oils are in fish, especially wild salmon, but also in tuna, herring, anchovies and sardines. Eggs are a source. Marine algae is a vegan's choice for the superior DHA type of omega-3.
Omega-3's not only improve memory, they are also very good for your heart.
What NOT to eat: At the top of the list is sugar and other refined sweetners. These rob your body of vitamins and lead to memory loss, mood suppression and possibly dementia. Also limit foods high in saturated fats: red meat, whole milk, butter and cheese.
Why tax your memory? Print this list and put it on your fridge!