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Our memories shape who we are. The strories we tell ourselves about what we have done with our lives. They tell us who we are connected to, who we've touched during our lives and who has touched us. In short our memories are crucial to the essence of who we are as human beings.
With age, you can experience physiological changes that can cause glitches in brain functions you've always taken for granted. Examples is forgetting where you have put your keys, forgetting someones name, where you just put the object you had in your hands a few minutes ago, when it takes longer to recall and even memorize information and when you are not as quick with your brain as you used to be.
The brain is capable of producing new brain cells at any age, but just as we lose muscle strength, we also lose some of your mental abilities. Brain cells die with time, and are not always replaced with new, healthy cells. But luckily there are ways to prevent memory loss, improve your cognitive skills and protect your brain.
Reasons why you may experience memory loss:(which are reversible)
- Depression can mimic the signs of memory loss. Feeling depressed makes it hard for you to concentrate, staying focussed and orginized as well as getting things done and remembering things.
- Thyroid problems can also affect concentration and remembering information.
- Alcohol, especially excessive alcohol use, may lead to memory loss. This can be crutual and permanent because alcohol may damage your braincells in such a way - they die!
- Vitamin B12 deficiency. Vitamin B12 protects neurons and is very important for brain functioning, including memory health. The older you get, the slower your metabolic rate. This can affect the amount of Vitamin B12 your body and mind get.
- Smoking can also lead to a Vitamin b12 deficiency as well as a Vitamin C deficiency. Vitamin C is a important anti-oxidant that our brain needs for optimal functioning.
- Side effects of chronic medication can also have a great impact of brain health.
- Staying hydrated at all times prevents memory loss, confusion and drowsiness.
- Enough sleep is important, as during your nights rest, your brain stores and forms new memories.
- Healthy food which are full of anti-oxidants are important for optimal brain- and memory functioning.
- Regular exercise also improves brain function, which have a positive effect on memory.
What can I do to improve my memory?
- Mental exercise can make your brain function better. Games like chess, soduko etc
- Memory is like muscle strength, if you dont use it, you lose it. So read about stuff you dont know much about, or just play memory games with yourself to keep your memory active and in training.
- Supplement like Vitamin E, Omega 3 and Anti-oxidants will help protect your braincells and rebuild cells.
- Green leafy veggies also has ALA which are converted into DHA and EPA.
Naturo's Moringa and Curcumin as well as Anto-oxidant are recommended for optimal brain functioning.