Do you often find yourself losing keys, forgetting names, and wondering if you took your medicine this morning? Forgetfulness can be frustrating, indeed. But here is a handful of at-home ideas to help you keep your memory razor-sharp.
Smell some rosemary.
The essential oils of rosemary and basil have been shown to increase the brainís production of beta waves. This increases awareness of your surroundings and clears confusion. Just sprinkle a few drops of the oil on a clean handkerchief and take a deep breath.
Drink more coffee.
Coffee really can be the cup that cheers your memory cells.†Research shows that coffee may have a positive effect on long-term memory.
A†Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine†study, quoted by Harvard Health Publications, found that physically fit people have less brain shrinkage than less active people. The cells particularly helped by exercise are those that control memory, communication, and learning.
Keep your blood sugar in check.
Keep your blood sugar under control, and you will find your memory improving. This may sound surprising, but a study published in the journal Neurology says that those with high blood sugar are seen to suffer from cognitive impairment. Scientists say this happens because high blood sugar causes structural changes in the areas of the brain that govern learning. Find helpful blood-sugar regulating tips here.† Also see:†7 Tricks to Tame Your Sweet Tooth
Get your B & C.
The B vitamin group makes and repairs brain tissue. Foods that endow you with the B vitamins are nuts and seeds, wheatgerm, bananas and chickpeas. Vitamin C has been correlated with mental sharpness, so include more strawberries, citrus fruits, kiwi and leafy greens in your diet.
Learning to play a musical instrument develops motor skills and enhances your brainís ability to focus and analyze.