7 Foods That Will Definitely Boost Your Memory

Imagine this—your hair’s done, your outfit is perfect, and you’re finally ready to head out the door. Except, um, where the hell are your keys? You could have sworn you put them on the counter last night. Except somehow they aren’t there. You try to replay last night’s sequence of events in your head but come up with… nothing. In fact, you literally cannot remember what happened after you walked through the door. After 10 minutes of intense searching, the keys turn up (usually under a couch cushion or already in your purse), you bemoan your crappy memory, and head out the door (10 minutes later than planned). And scene.

Sound familiar? We’ve all been there. Memory loss happens for a number of reasons, aging being one of the main culprits. However, just because it happens naturally doesn’t mean there aren’t things you can do to delay the process. Take the foods for memory ahead, for example. Each of these foods has been proven to help boost memory and brain health. Now, will snacking on berries before a big test going to turn you into the next Stephen Hawking? Probably not. But eating a diet rich in these foods will help your brain function optimally and possibly even delay the onset of memory-related diseases like Alzheimer’s—which is reason enough to stock up. Keep scrolling to get your fill of memory-boosting foods.

This post was originally published at an earlier date and has since been updated.