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Best memory-boosting foods for seniors

Published On: Feb 27 2014 09:52:05 AM CST
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March is National Nutrition Month as well as Parenting Month. For hungry kids, a refrigerator can offer a plethora of food choices -- but are your kids making the healthiest selections? Should you be steering theme towards certain foods? Find out by filling your plate from this interactive fridge.

As we age our memory might slip a bit. One way to combat against memory loss is through eating the right foods and getting the right vitamins and minerals.

Some of the top vitamins and minerals needed to improve your memory are vitamins B6, B12, D, C and E; and omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants.

Take a look at some of the top foods that contain these vitamins and minerals:

  • Leafy green vegetables (spinach, kale and turnip greens)
  • Salmon and cold-water fish like halibut, tuna, mackerel and sardines
  • Beans
  • Nuts
  • Flax seeds
  • Canola oil
  • Berries
  • Dark-skinned fruits (plums, oranges, red grapes, cherries)
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