How To Preserve Memory Functions

We devote considerable effort to maintaining the beauty and health of the body. Regrettably, we tend to forget about the most important organ — the brain. A healthy brain allows us to learn, preserve memory functions, communicate, solve problems, and make decisions. As the body’s control center, it is responsible for ensuring that the heart beats and the lungs breathe, and we can move, feel, and think.

However, the brain can show a cognitive decline and memory loss as early as age 20. Therefore, maintaining a healthy lifestyle (balanced diet, regular exercise, and sleep, avoiding alcohol and smoking) is key to maintaining proper brain function and well-being. Fortunately, certain foods can help preserve memory functions, improve concentration, coordination, and speed of thought processes.

How To Preserve Memory Functions

It turns out that you can take ten years off your brain’s age by consuming three familiar products daily.

Pumpkin Seeds

Not only can pumpkin seeds improve the function of the thyroid gland, stop joint destruction, and normalize blood coagulability, but they can also preserve memory functions. Due to the high content of protein, vitamins, and zinc, pumpkin seeds prevent brain cell damage and age-related memory impairment. To retain good mental acuity, eat 5 ounces (140 grams) of raw pumpkin seeds per day. You can enjoy them as they are or add them to bakes, salads, and cereals.


Scientists agree: not only does daily consumption of parsley delay the body’s aging process, but it also preserves memory. As you know, the formation of new neural connections in the brain improves our intelligence and mood and forms habits. They help us learn new languages, think quickly, and navigate unfamiliar conditions.

Parsley has a particularly high level of apigenin, which helps cells establish new neural connections and increase the number of nerve cell processes responsible for brain function and memory. Eat at least 2 ounces (60 grams) of fresh parsley every day in salads, sandwiches, or smoothies.


If legumes are not part of your daily menu, it’s high time to start introducing them into your diet. They are a perfect source of easily digestible protein and fiber. Plus, legumes are virtually free of calories and fat, and they will help you keep your mind sharp and prevent dementia.

Legumes, such as beans, peas, soybeans, and lentils, contain chock-full of iron — an essential nutrient for our brain. Cocoa beans are rich in antioxidants that neutralize free radicals. Therefore, older people ought to drink a cup of cocoa daily to prevent sclerosis.

Aside from the products listed above, such foods as leafy greens, nuts and seeds, berries, whole grains, fish, olive oil, and green tea also improve memory. Furthermore, consider introducing fasting days to your meal plan and try to keep your dinner light.

Think of the brain as a muscle to be exercised. Train your memory regularly: do crosswords, learn poems and quotes by heart. We hope you listen to our advice and practice ways to preserve memory functions and minimize thinking skills decline in old age.


I am an English major with a love of languages and fiction, and with an incurable travel bug. In my free time, I read fantasy, drink copious amounts of coffee, and like to go see movies. Culinary art means everything to me. My main hypostasis is the taster, though. The music school has taught me to appreciate the symphony of airy meringues, to create harmonious overtures of light snacks, hard rock of meat, fish, and vegetables on the grill. Choir classes have accustomed me to hear and feel the people nearby and create perfect harmonies of sounds.

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