3 Foods That Help Maximize Your Memory


Just 9% of Americans get their recommended 2 to 3 cups of vegetables per day. Vegetables are important sources of fiber, minerals, and vitamins, and they’re generally low in calories.

Not only are they tasty with your supper, but certain vegetables appear to slow — even prevent — memory loss in seniors!

  1. Leafy Greens: A new study shows that those who ate the most leafy greens (like spinach, kale, and collards) had significantly less cognitive decline than those who ate the least! Those who ate 2 servings a day had a memory that appeared 11 years younger than those who avoided the veggies!
  2. Mushrooms: A recent Singaporean study of 663 seniors revealed that participants who ate over 2 portions of cooked mushrooms a week cut their chances of having mild cognitive impairment by more than half!
  3. Sweet Potatoes: Researchers in South Korea discovered that older adults with normal memory and verbal skills ate significantly more sweet potatoes than seniors with memory and thinking problems associated with mild cognitive impairment.

Don’t forget to turn to page 245 in 97 Favorite Foods Every Senior Should Eat for an entire chapter on natural ways to fight memory loss!

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  • FC&A Staff Writer