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A well-balanced diet filled with the recommended daily intake of vitamins and minerals, monounsaturated fats and whole grains will keep your mind at its best. Fruits and vegetables contain phytochemicals that help protect the body from disease. Similarly, monounsaturated fats help keep arteries unclogged to allow free blood flow to the brain. These vitamins influence memory:
• B vitamins: B3, B12, choline and folic acid - Niacin (B3) is found to be a memory enhancer whereas B12 is essential for cognitive functions. Therefore, the recommended amount of vitamin B, found in liver, raw vegetables, nuts, cereals and spinach, is essential for keeping your memory sharp.
• Vitamins C and E - Free radicals, produced during normal chemical reactions in the body, can damage brain cells. Vitamins C and E act as antioxidants, easing up brain cell stress by neutralizing free radicals.
• Magnesium - Magnesium is important for numerous bodily functions including production of nerve impulses, learning and memory. Magnesium is found in leafy green vegetables, nuts, whole grains, soybeans, milk and seafood.
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