Spinach not only gives Popeye his big muscles but it also is loaded with vitamins C and E, which helps to improve cognitive abilities.
Researchers published a study in the Journals of Gerontology that showed a 500% to 900% increase in brain and nerve tissue, in rats who were supplemented with vitamin E. They also found an increase in dopamine, which is the chemical that controls information flow to the rest of the brain.
In the Journal of Alzheimer’s disease, researchers found that caffein had a positive effect on mice that were genetically manipulated to develop Alzheimer’s Disease. After given caffeinated coffee, these mice had either slowed progression of Alzheimer’s Disease or did not develop it at all.
Researchers, in a 2005 study, in the Journal Archives of Neurology, found that people who ate two servings of fish a week, over a six year period, had a 13% decrease in cognitive decline. Those who only had one serving of fish a week saw a 10% decrease in cognitive decline as well.
Improve your memory by adding vitamin rich berries. Blueberries and strawberries are rich in antioxidants which have shown to decrease aging of our cells and increase the signaling capabilities of our brains.
Researchers from the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, in 2010, gave a group of older adults wildberry supplements for a 12 week period. These adults had already been experiencing slight memory problems. What they found was that the adults on supplements showed better learning and recall abilities than a similar group of adults who didn’t take the supplements.
According to a study published in the journal Nutrition in 2010, carrots reduce age-related memory deficits and inflammation in the brain because of its high levels of luteolin.
Walnuts not only look like little brains but they are also good for ours. They contain high amounts of antioxidants which help to reduce damage to our brain’s cell caused by free radicals in our bodies.