Do you ever dash into a room, only to forget why you went? It happens to all of us!

 

Though our memories do fade with age, there are natural remedies for safeguarding our brainpower. Here are six of them:

 

  1. Meditation

Meditation has been proven to increase grey matter in the brain, which impact memory and cognition. If you find meditation difficult, try listening to a meditation tape or relaxing music to help quiet your mind.

 

2)  Fish Oil Supplements

Fish oil supplements, rich in omega-3 fatty acids, aid memory, reduce inflammation and lower the risk of heart disease.

 

3)  Getting Enough Sleep

Sleep is crucial to brain health! The older we get, the more sleep we need: seven to eight hours is optimal.  If sleep eludes you, consider using an herbal formula with valerian root or taking magnesium before bed.Reading a book rather than staring at a screen relaxes the brain and nervous system. Also, hot baths work wonders!

 

4)  Take Vitamin D
Vitamin D deficiencies have been linked to memory loss and insomnia. Make sure you take a vitamin D supplement, and spend time in the sun during early morning or late afternoon hours.

 

5) Add Curcumin

Curcumin is a compound found in turmeric root, and it’s a potent anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory. Among its many attributes is improving memory through lowering plaque brain plaque. It will also help your joints!

 

6) Dark Chocolate

Yes, chocolate lovers, the flavonoids in chocolate are beneficial to the brain. Choose dark chocolate with 70% cocoa or higher. There are many delicious, sugar-free brands of dark chocolate available, as sugar has been proven to increase cognitive decline.

Another proven brain booster is learning a new instrument or new language. Our brains love the stimulation of new things, which also improves our mood and sense of optimism!

What new thing are you doing to stimulate your brain?

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