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Almost we are all surprised at some time by a casual oblivion or the loss of the memory of an important fact. And we wonder if we can do something to improve our memory. Fortunately Yes. He meets 8 “magic” foods th

at will help you to preserve it and prevent diseases like Alzheimer’s.

1) Blueberries.
They have anthocyanins, a plant pigment that gives them their particular color and which has the power to reduce the progressive brain damage. In addition to helping conserve the memory, prevent senile dementia and Alzheimer’s. Studies have shown that diets rich in blueberries kept the younger mind.

What is memory?
Dr. Aaron Nelson, Chief of Neuropsychology at the University hospital of the Faculty of medicine at Harvard, says that “memory is both what we remember as our capacity to remember.” And adds that “not all the memories are created in the same way: some only can be retained for a short period of time.”

Selective and short-term memory.
“The memories that are important or have a strong emotional charge, are stored in the brain for a long time. They are so entrenched that they are part of it,”says Dr. Nelson. And it defines the short-term memory as “information that is needed to remember for a few seconds or minutes, to then disappear”

2) Apples
They are rich in quercetin, an antioxidant that protects the brain from the neurodegenerative diseases, among other advantages. The benefits of eating an Apple a day are incredible: protects the heart, prevents colds, and improves memory and lung capacity. (Findings presented at the Congress of Experimental Biology 2011 in Washington).

What is loss of memory?
Memory loss due to problems with specific areas of the brain may be different: involve only the memory of new events, remote events or both, according to the National Library of medicine. Short-term memory loss is called partial and transitory when we can not recall only some elements.

3) Blackberries and strawberries
Blackberries, thanks to its high content of antioxidants, stabilize blood sugar and tone memory. Strawberries have vitamin C and antioxidants, powerful restorative. Remember to add these fruit desserts, fruit salads and to prepare a nutritious breakfast.

Can we care for our memory?
“It is true that memory is determined in large part by our genes, but retain a healthy and optimal cerebral performance depends on many factors, and luckily, the greater part of them is under our control,” said Dr. Aaron Nelson in his book “Achieving Optimal Memory”, of the Harvard Faculty of medicine.

4) Spinach
This vegetable is rich in lutein, a substance that acts as a protective of brain cells against degenerative effect. It also contains folic acid, vitamin which helps to increase the speed with which we process information and also improves mental performance and concentration.

Forgetfulness, a concern.
Concerned many people start to forget things. They think that bad memory is the first sign of Alzheimer’s disease, but can be a normal part of aging. As time passes, changes occur in all parts of the body, including in the brain. Source: National Institute of aging.

5) Celery
It has a high content of Luteolin, a component that reduces the effects of ageing and at the same time reduces the release of molecules that inflame the brain and may cause loss of memory. The essential oil of celery is used for its antioxidant properties and to reduce the cholesterol in the arteries.

If I lose my memory I’m going to have Alzheimer’s?
Alzheimer’s is not the only cause of memory loss. There are much more common and treatable disorders that cause memory failures: hypertension, hypercholesterolemia, diseases of the thyroid and sleep apnea. Depression, alcoholism, or insomnia also are causes, says Dr. Aaron Nelson.

Other causes that affect memory.
Poor dietary habits, smoking and a sedentary lifestyle are also factors responsible. It is normal to forget some things, there are lapses, distractions or small mistakes that are part of the human condition and should not concern us, according to the Guide on the memory, of the Harvard Faculty of medicine.

6) Walnuts
Nuts and seeds are good sources of vitamin E, an antioxidant that is associated with a minor cognitive impairment, especially that occurs with the passing of the years, why is known that they enhance and improve memory. In addition, fighting cancer, reduce cholesterol and protect against cardiovascular diseases.

Neurons are dying?
Recent research shows that a significant number of neurons belonging to the key region of the brain such as the hippocampus, the structure of the brain important for memory is not lost in the normal aging process.

7) Ginseng
There is evidence that the root of this plant can strengthen the body and increase resistance to the stresses of daily life. Also used to lessen the effects of Alzheimer’s disease, hyperactivity (ADHD) and attention deficit disorder, chronic fatigue syndrome and improving memory and mood in older persons.

A myth: the neurons that die are not replaced.
Dr. Aaron Nelson, in his book Achieving Optimal Memory says that a few years ago scientists discovered that also new neurons are born in the brains of adults. “The hopeful of this finding is that many of these neurons grow in the hippocampus, the brain structure key to the consolidation of memories.”

8) Avocados
A diet high in fiber, grains and fruits like avocados and strawberries, may decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease and bad cholesterol. And as this reduces the risk of plaque buildup, enhances blood flow to the heart and brain. You can add popcorn and whole wheat, rich in fiber and vitamin E.

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