nina | December 6th, 2011 - 9:00 am

A new long-term US study announced last week found that eggs and chicken may sharpen your memory. 

Senior researchers from Boston University School of Medicine performed the long-term health study on 1,400 adults, spanning 10 years. Those participants who ate diets packed with plenty of choline performed better in memory tests and were less likely to acquire brain changes associated with dementia than those who consumed less choline in their diets.

Other foods high in choline include legumes (such as soy and kidney beans), saltwater fish, liver and milk.  However, note that no one nutrient is a magic bullet against demetia. 

Other ways to boost your brain power? Some studies have shown that eating fish rich in omega-3 fatty acids could help slow the typical cognitive decline that comes with age. In addition, according to a 2010 study, tea drinkers did better on tests of memory and information processing than non-tea drinkers did.

Source: RelaxNews, 12/1/11

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