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Memory Spring Monthly

Reduce Stress to Improve Your Memory - 10 Helpful Tips

Stressed Out by Helga Weber

Stress is an issue that we all deal with on a daily basis; however, most of us don't realize the impact that stress has on our memory. Stress is interpreted in many different ways but in human terms it is the body marshalling its resources to deal with a real or perceived threat. Stress plays a significant role in our ability to learn, store, and recall information when we need it. 

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6 Brain Healthy Holiday Dishes

 Thanksgiving Dinner Plate by Stacy

The holidays are a wonderful time for friends, family and food.  It is a time of tradition and memories.  It is also a time when we totally break free from our diets, abusing our body and brain by eating and drinking almost anything that we see (or smell).  While that’s a fine approach, we do have the opportunity to make choices that will  help our health and brain performance (without sacrificing flavor and tradition) during the holidays.  

Here are a few brain and body healthy recipes that will make your holidays special.  
 

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Brain and Memory Boosting Benefits of Music

Music Piano - Marc Biarnes

For many of us, music is a vital component in our everyday lives.  It lifts us up when we’re down, energizes us when we need that extra pop, soothes us when we’re angry, and gets us in the mood when we need a little romance. It’s been said that music is the soundtrack of our lives. There are many different uses for music, but did you know that music provides benefits to our memory and brain health?  It does.  Here are some of the benefits of music to your memory and brain health: 

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Fall Fruits and Vegetables that Boost Brain Health

Winter Squash by Egrodziak

While most of us think of summer for harvesting and consuming healthy fruits and vegetables, fall has it’s own set of fruits and vegetables that help with memory and brain health. Here are a few to consider.
  
Apples – Even though we can get apples all year long, apples come into season in the fall. Apples contain Quercetin. Quercetin is an antioxidant that is found mainly in the skin. It has proven more effective than vitamin C at protecting brain cells from oxidative damage that triggers neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.  
 

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