The Brain Diet: 7 Foods to Boost Your Memory

Faith Xue

Imagine this—your hair’s done, your outfit is perfect, and you’re finally ready to head out the door. Except, um, where the hell are your keys? You could have sworn you put them on the counter last night, like you do every night. Except, somehow, they aren’t there. You try to replay last night’s sequence of events in your head but come up with…nothing. In fact, you literally cannot remember what happened after you walked through the door. After ten minutes of intense searching, the keys turn up eventually (usually under a couch cushion, or already in your purse), you bemoan your crappy memory, and head out the door (10 minutes later than planned). Cut scene.

Sound familiar? We’ve all been there. Memory loss happens for a number of reasons—aging being one of the main culprits. However, just because it happens naturally doesn’t mean there aren’t things you can do to delay the process. Take the seven foods ahead, for example. Each of these foods has been proven to help boost memory and brain health. Now, will snacking on berries before a big test going to turn you into the next Stephen Hawking? Most likely not. But, eating a diet rich in these foods will help your brain function optimally and possibly even delay the onset of memory-related diseases like Alzheimers—which is reason enough to stock up. Keep scrolling to see all seven foods!

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