If you are starting to become forgetful during your pregnancy, you are not alone. Pregnancy brain, or pregnancy-induced brain fog is a true, and quite frankly a frustrating sign of pregnancy.
What is pregnancy brain and it is ‘normal’?
Forgetfulness during pregnancy is completely normal and very common. Better still, it is temporary. Try not to be too hard on yourself if this happens to you You may want to start writing things down, leaving your car keys, phone and other important items in obvious places and don’t be ashamed to ask for help from your family. Don’t forget to have a laugh (at yourself) too.
If you are looking for a natural memory boost there are a few ways you can help yourself. It can be extremely frustrating when you’re at work and you can’t even remember what you had for breakfast that morning or when you walk into a room and are not even sure why. Let’s face it, we all do it (pregnant or not!).
However, there’s good news! You can slow the effects of memory loss by eating certain healthy foods. 3 healthy foods in fact.
So, if you want to improve your memory to help you get the job done, start munching on these healthy, brain-boosting foods today!
3 Natural Ways To Improve Your Memory
- Memory boosting anchovies: Whether or not you like them on your pizza, anchovies are a great food to add to your diet. Anchovies are a great source of omega-3s which can help fight against memory loss. Plus, the healthy fats in these these little fish can put you in a better mood! Who knew?
- Healthy berries: We all know about the antioxidents berries provide however these juicy treats are even better than you thought! Research has shown that fruits like blueberries and strawberries can help boost memory. Apparently it is the flavonoids found in the berries that are the natural triggers that help our brain. Flavonoids slow stress, help to reduce inflammation; it’s these 2 elements which can contribute to causes memory loss.
- Onions, onions, onions: Yes onions make you cry and yes they can also give you bad breath but don’t shy away from adding onions to your sandwich! Studies show that the quercetin found in onions actually helps to reverse the effects of age-related problems like memory loss. So, next time you are making a salad, cooking a barbecue or whipping up an awesome healthy sandwich, consider adding in the onions. And if you are looking for a natural breath freshener, a glass of water with lemon will do the trick.
There you have it. Three foods that will give you a boost at work AND help your memory.