Meghan’s Memory Minute: Food for Thought
September, 2023

Meghan’s Memory Minute: Food for Thought

How to Boost Your Brain

Looking for an easy way to boost your brain and memory? Certain foods are good for your brain and can help keep this vital organ healthy as well as assist in improving memory and concentration. Grab a cup of coffee and find out more!

Coffee. The caffeine and antioxidants in coffee can support brain health. Caffeine may improve various aspects of brain function including mood, attention, and general mental function.


Blueberries. Blueberries provide many health benefits. They have anthocyanins, a group of plant compounds with anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects. Antioxidants act against oxidative stress and inflammation, conditions that can contribute to brain aging and neurodegenerative diseases. In fact, some antioxidants in blueberries have been found to accumulate in the brain and help improve communication between brain cells.

Dark Chocolate. This treat has brain boosting flavonoids, caffeine, and antioxidants. The flavonoids in chocolate gather in the areas of the brain that deal with learning and memory and researchers believe these compounds may enhance memory and slow age-related mental decline. And chocolate has mood boosting effects!

Of course, adhere to the old adage, everything in moderation, but see how you can incorporate these easy to try foods into your snacks for an added brain boost.

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