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      How to Increase Your Brain Power and Stop Forgetting Things

Author: Janet Martin

 

Having memory lapses like forgetting where you placed the car keys or missing your appointment with your hair dresser can be considered normal if they happen only occasionally. But even if such situations do not set off alarms about your brain's health, it is far better to be able to prevent them from happening. More often than not, small memory lapses come as a result of tremendous stress or fatigue at home or at work.

Fact is, there are ways that can help you sharpen your memory and enable you to remember things, big or small, all the time. The following lists some of the important things that you can do to expand your memory bank. So read on and pay attention.


Increase Blood Flow To The Brain

Doctors will tell you that to help you clear your mind, you need to increase or optimize blood flow into your brain. This is the only way that oxygen and all the important nutrients that the brain needs will reach it. And when these substances do reach the brain, the mind will have a better capacity to process and store information.

Ensuring an increased blood flow to the brain can be harder than it sounds. It may require a total change in your lifestyle, especially your diet. For one, you need to keep away from fatty foods because fat can accumulate in the arteries and blood vessels. And when it does, it can severely cut off blood supply to the brain and cause brain fogging. On top of that, you also need to increase your exercise regimen to help the heart pump more oxygen to the brain.


Flex Your Mental And Physical Muscles

As mentioned, exercise is important for improving blood flow to the brain. Recent studies have even showed that walking 10,000 steps a day can significantly increase blood circulation and oxygen flow not just to your brain, but to the body as a whole.

Another form of exercise that you will need is one that pertains to your brain. Like a muscle, your brain will waste away if it is not used or exercised on a regular basis. Reading books, solving puzzles or any other mind games can go a long way in ensuring that you will have no more memory lapses. Simply put, the more you flex your mental and physical muscles, the better your memory will become.

 



Take More B Vitamins

Your brain needs fuel for it to run smoothly. Apart from oxygen, your brain requires ample amounts of B vitamins to make it function at its peak. While it is true that you can get enough of these vitamins by eating fruits and vegetables, the problem is that your body's ability to absorb and process nutrients becomes less and less efficient as you grow older.

Hence, you need to take B Vitamins in supplements. Look for natural-based supplements that provide important nutrients like vitamins B6 and B12, thiamin and
niacin. This group of substances is invaluable in improving your cognitive functions. Also, you can add more enriched grains, banana, shellfish and meat to your diet as source for these brain nutrients, but always remember to maintain a balanced diet plan.

Detoxify Your Digestive Tract

Your gut plays an important role in ensuring the health of your brain. All the accumulated wastes and toxins in your digestive tract can prevent your brain from working at its peak. As your gut becomes less efficient in absorbing important nutrients, fewer brain foods get into your system. The absorption of vitamins and minerals needed by your brain all starts in your digestive tract. So you need to ensure that it is free of rotting wastes and toxins.

The best way to cleanse your gut is through detoxification. There are many detoxification processes, but you can also use products that can make intestinal cleansing easy for you. One
detox system that can help flush out wastes in your gut and simultaneously repair damaged tissues is Colpurin. Visit http://www.colpurin.com/ for more information.

Article Source: http://www.articlesbase.com/anti-aging-articles/how-to-increase-your-brain-power-and-stop-forgetting-things-499065.html

About the Author:

Janet Martin is an avid health and fitness enthusiast and published author. Many of her insightful articles can be found at the premier online news magazine. http://www.thearticleinsiders.com.

Additional Information and webpage by Paul Susic MA Licensed Psychologist Ph.D. Candidate                                      

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