Though it is believed that memory loss is manifested more once you reach old age, some people still think that if you don’t maintain a good brain condition, memory loss can happen even at a young age.
There are several supplements for the brain that are being offered by pharmaceutical companies to boost your memory. If in case you don’t have the extra budget to buy the commercial supplements but still want to start preventing memory loss, worry no more because there are memory boosters that you can prepare right at the comforts of your home.
Below are the top 10 homemade remedies to improve memory and prevent memory loss. The ingredients that you need are readily available in your local market and the remedies are simple and easy to make at home.
Rosemary is a well-known ingredient of many supplements in the market today because of its potential to develop your prospective memory.
You can just boil some dried rosemary leaves in a pot of water for 3 to 5 minutes and drink daily for faster and better results. You can add a slight amount of honey if you want your hot drink to be sweet.
Mango is an ideal food to enhance your brain health because it is rich in iron that helps your brain to function normally and vitamin B6 which supports your brain’s cognitive development. There were also studies conducted to prove that the contents of mango extracts can enhance and protect your memory.
You can enjoy this tropical fruit by making a mango milkshake. Just peel, chop, and put your mango in a blender jar, add some almond milk and honey for sweetness, and blend until smooth and creamy or when there are no more mango chunks left in the jar.
This thick and golden liquid made by the industrious bees have so many health benefits and good for you, one of honey’s values is to improve your memory. It can also reduce nervous tension, enhance your brain functions mainly its cognitive abilities, and protect you from metabolic stress.
Honey is best taken before sleeping not only to help you sleep faster but also to consolidate your memory. Either consume it directly or mix it with your milk or water drink. For more positive results in enhancing your memory, you should take two teaspoons of honey daily.
Ginger, though widely known as a culinary spice, is also a very popular medicinal herb in China and an Ayurveda medicine in India. It has 50 antioxidant compounds that people use for numerous health benefits. The ginger root has been used traditionally to heal memory loss and dementia. But there are current researches made that proved the ability of ginger to enhance other cognitive functions of the brain other than memory. It also has bioactive compounds that heighten the action of acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that plays a significant role in both learning and memory.
You can consume a small piece of ginger like a candy or make your own healthy ginger ale by adding 1 teaspoon of finely minced ginger and 1 tablespoon of honey to a 12-ounce of sparkling water. Constantly stir with a spoon and serve your drink with an ice.
- Green Tea
Another antioxidant drink that is good for preventing memory loss and improve your brain’s cognitive functions is green tea.
Just take your usual green tea drink, warm or cold, or mix some dried green tea or green tea powder into your food. Either way, you will be able to boost your working memory.
Avocado is an antioxidant-rich source treat that you can enjoy while boosting your memory. It has high vitamin E content and rich with the antioxidant powerhouse vitamin C. Both of these antioxidants are linked to a lower risk of developing Alzheimer’s and increasing your brain’s good health.
There are various ways to consume an avocado. The most famous ones are putting it in your vegetable or fruit salad or preparing an avocado smoothie with non-fat milk, yogurt, and some honey.
Walnut is known to enhance memory power and prevent its degeneration because of its polyunsaturated fats and omega-3 contents. It can also develop your cognitive skills and improve your focus and concentration.
Adding a handful of walnuts to your daily food intake will deliver the best result.
One more source of omega-3 fatty acids is thyme. Omega-3’s are well-known for their benefit to improve people’s learning and memory. There were studies made that revealed the levels of omega-3 fatty contents of thyme. It also has DHA and antioxidant compounds such as flavonoids that can protect your brain.
You can consume thyme by making a tea. Just put water to a saucepan and let it boil. Remove it from the heat, add the thyme, cover, and let it sit for about 15 minutes. Strain the tea to remove the leaves and serve with honey as a sweetener.
Almonds are popular when it comes to sharpening your memory. What does it contain? Omega-3 fatty acids. We have already made it clear from the other homemade memory boosters that omega-3 is very effective in improving one’s brain functions and memory.
You can munch on some almond nuts or prepare an almond milk by soaking 5 to 10 almonds overnight and grinding them the next day until smooth. Your almond paste is now ready to be added to your milk.
Sage is famous for its benefit to heighten the anti-oxidant glutathione which is as an anti-aging compound. Such compound is actually an ingredient for Alzheimer’s treatments. In addition, sage has contents that increase the acetylcholine activities in your brain that will result in an improved protection of your memory.
Sage tea can be prepared by pouring 1 cup of boiled water to 2-tablespoon fresh or 1-tablespoon dried sage leaves. Cover, let it rest for 15 minutes and strain the leaves. Use honey or lemon to adjust the taste.
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Sarah Del Rosario is a freelance blogger from www.smiletutor.sg, a Singapore based company offering private tutorial services in Singapore. When not working, Aileen loves to paint and do crafts. During her free time, she does volunteer in community work.