Enjoy a Glass of Purple Concord Grape Juice
A study found that subjects who drank half a cup of purple Concord grape juice for 12 weeks saw improvements in short term memory retention and enhanced ability to remember lists. In addition, it can even help improve memory among people with mild verbal cognitive impairment. The key is to choose purple and not white. Organic is even better as it contains 40% more anti-oxidants compared to non-organic.
Smell Rosemary or Sage
Studies have found that smelling rosemary or sage stimulates the brain’s memory center. As a result, it can improve memory recall and concentration. In fact, philosophers in Ancient Greece were known to wear sprigs of rosemary behind their ears as they immersed themselves in deep study.
Be a Social Butterfly
Find time to meet up with friends and participate in meaningful conversations. Social interactions exercise the brain and are an important part of the memory rehearsal and retrieval process. In fact, just 10 minutes of talking has been shown to improve performance on tests, regardless of age.