4 Drinks to Avoid to Improve Memory

Would you like to boost your memory? Are you often forgetful? If so, then it is likely to be directly related to the type of diet you have. A significant part of your diet is the drinks you take. They may have as much impact on your body and memory skills as the foods you eat.

The following are four of just such drinks.

1. Alcohol

Alcohol blocks certain neural receptors in the brain causing ‘brain fog’, a phenomenon characterized by the individual not being able to even remember some small, simple things. Fortunately, this is a temporary and reversible condition, just as long as alcohol consumption is restricted.

2. Soda

Most soda drinks are chock full of excessive amounts of sugar, which can be very bad for your memory. Excessive sugar causes many learning disorders such as Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and it reduces the ability of the brain to capture information and store it in your long term memory.

Excessive sugar in the blood also causes the hippocampus region in the brain, the main region where memory is handled, to reduce in function and activity.

Alzheimer’s disease, which is a neuro degenerative disease of the brain that causes among others forgetfulness, is thought to be caused by sugar, and is even considered by some to be diabetes of the brain.

3. Meat smoothie

Smoothies made with fatty meat or meat with lots of fats still in them, can lead to inflammation on the walls of your blood vessels, and hence accumulation and clogging of waxy substances in that vessel, raising blood pressure and reducing blood flow to the brain.

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The brain is a very critical and huge organ in the body that needs all the blood packed with oxygen and nutrients that it can get. A slight decrease in this blood supply can have massive effects on the brain, reducing brain functions and activity, including handling of memory.

4. Fat filled milk

The jury is still out on this particular item, but it is generally agreed that excessive milk consumption every day reduces memory activity because of the high levels of fats contained in milk. The fats as already described above, reduces blood flow to the brain, which in turn, reduces memory and other brain activities.

A glass of milk a day is the recommended amount. Drinking more than that will not be good for your memory in the long run.

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