Dr Oz: Memory Boosters & Superfoods
In this segment, Dr Oz explored the myth that your memory declines as you age. This doesn’t have to be the case, and to prove it, he had Memory Expert and 2 Time Guinness Book of World Record Holder, Dave Farrow, on the show.
Dave told Doctor Oz that anything that helps the body, helps the brain.
Dave stated that he ate the right foods to keep his brain healthy and to boost his memory. Dr Oz put him to test. During the commercial break, Dr Oz gave Dave a deck of cards to memorize. Dave had the chance to look through the cards once and went through each card, telling Dr Oz the next card in the deck. (Dr Oz could barely keep up with him!) In order to get into the Guinness Book of World Records, Dave memorized 59 decks of cards. (And to think I can’t even remember what I had for breakfast this morning!)
Dr Oz: Beets Memory Superfood
1. Beets- beets lower blood pressure and increase blood flow to the brain. Studies show that those that struggle with memory have slower blood flow to brain.
Dr Oz: Cashew Memory Superfood
2. Cashews (nuts and butter)- cashews are good source of thiamine to boost brain power and great as a snack. A lot of people with memory issues are low in thiamine, which cashews contain plenty of. You can also eat cashew butter, which contains ginkgo biloba.
Dr Oz: Avocado Memory Superfood
3. Avocado- Dave stated he loved avocadoes and ate them every day. They are high in good fats, vitamin E, vitamin K and folate. The combination of these reduces hardening of the arteries. Eat them 2 Xs per week in the beginning to introduced to your diet and then eat as many as you like. Dave suggested using crushed avocado instead of mayo in tuna.
Dr Oz: Bacopa Memory Booster
Dave stated that you will begin to feel results in 2 weeks after having a couple of servings of these superfoods per week.
Dr Oz Bonus Tip To Boost Memory: Take 150 mg of Bacopa extract per day.