7 Foods That Help You Retain Cognitive Ability

Cognitive Ability

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Do you ever have those “brain fog” moments?  You know, the “why did I walk into this room”, or “I forgot what I was even talking about” right in the middle of a sentence?  I like to call this forgetfulness “brain fog”, and find that as time goes by, I find myself more forgetful.

Our minds are one of the most important things to us.  It’s good to be physically fit by cleansing, eating healthy, and excercising, but what good is a fit body if we can’t think clearly?

Anytime I visit a nursing home and speak with the elderly that still have sharp minds and memories, I pray that one day that can be me!  But sometimes my forgetfulness now leaves me wondering how well my mind will work in my grandmother years. 😉

If you are concerned about retaining your cognitive ability, I have great news!  There are healthy foods that can help you retain and increase your brain power {cognitive ability}.

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a substance that feeds our brains and helps prevent memory loss.  It can even restore nerve function in the brain, making it a great choice for Alzheimer’s patients. But why wait until you have a disease like Alzheimer’s before you start taking advantage of a great supplement like coconut oil?  Coconut oil can help prevent mental decline, and has a list of other great benefits too!  It is recommended to start out taking 1 teaspoon of coconut oil a day and work up to 2 tablespoons a day.  It is essential to use organic extra virgin coconut oil to receive these benefits.

Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate is one of my very favorite foods!  Knowing I can eat dark chocolate every day to help improve brain function makes me one happy camper. 🙂  Dark chocolate contains flavanols, which improves cognitive function.  The higher percentage of cocao {minimum 70%} in dark chocolate, the better.  The more cocao chocolate has, the more health benefits you will reap.

Cold-Water Fish

Low DHA levels may contribute to Alzheimer’s disease.  Cold-water fish like tuna, salmon, herring and mackerel contribute to the largest amount of DHA.  Do your best to avoid farm-raised fish as they are not a healthy choice.

Visit A Mama’s Story here for the other 4 amazing brain-boosting foods!

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