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Ways to boost your memory

Memory loss, Dementia, and Alzheimer’s develops for 20 years before showing symptoms. As we age, memory can begin to slip. Let’s look at ways to help keep as sharp as possible.

It’s important to get the right “brain food” to your brain. What you eat and how you treat your body determines the quality of the nutrition and oxygen your neurotransmitters receive. The death of your neurotransmitters happens slowly.Eventually, after years of bad fuel and oxygen, the brain creates “plaques” like the sludge in a clogged engine. Add coconut oil to your diet. You can stir it into foods, or replace your other oils with coconut oil for frying eggs, etc.

Add B Vitimins to your diet. Look for foods rich in B vitamins: salmon, tofu, green peas, avocado, spinach, and eggs are just a few. At the very least take a supplement.

Moderate exercise is important for brain health. For most of us, that’s 150 minutes of exercise a week. That’s just 30 minutes a day, 5 days a week. Consider walking every evening or morning, dancing, walking the dog, swimming, there are lots of ways to incorporate activity into your daily routine.

And make sure you are getting enough sleep. This means you may have to alter your nightime routine to help you fall asleep. Perhaps check into how you are breathing and whether a CPAP machine will give you better sleep.

You can make a difference in your future now!

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