10 Foods to help slow memory loss



Your memory-boosting shopping basket

Whether it’s boosting your vitamin E levels or topping up your omega-3 fatty acid intake, the nutrients in these foods can help to keep you brain healthy

Oily fish

Tucking into a few portions of oily fish – think salmon, mackerel, fresh tuna or sardines – has been found to help boost levels of omega-3 fatty acids, in particular, ones called DHA and EPA. These are essential for maintaining nerve cells in the hippocampus – the brain’s key memory centre.

Did you know? When researchers measured the brain size in more than 1000 women, as part of the Women’s Health Initiative Memory Study in the US, they found that those who ate plenty of omega-3 fatty acids had larger brains than those who didn’t. A shrinking brain is linked to increased risk of dementia.

Blueberries & strawberries

They make a delicious snack, especially during summer, but…

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