This past month, researchers at Tufts University in Boston published a study that found eating foods high in B vitamins like folate, B12, and B6 may help prevent your memory from fading. That’s because a deficiency in these vitamins often indicates high levels of homocysteine, an amino acid that can damage your arteries and impair your memory. Strive to get the recommended daily intake of these vitamins (400 mcg of folate, 2.4 mcg of B12, and 1.3 to 1.7 mcg of B6) by eating foods like broccoli, spinach, romaine lettuce, fortified cereals, and citrus fruits. If you suspect you’re still coming up short, take a supplement.
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