Before you go running to the grocery store, you might want to think about how well easy solutions have worked for another problem that plagues many Americans: obesity. Improving your memory is a lot like losing weight. There are a few basic rules to follow. To lose weight you need to eat less and exercise more. To improve your memory you need to pay attention, think deeply about the information you want to remember, form associations between concepts stored in memory, use visual imagery, and practice, practice, practice. Sounds pretty simple. So why are we all still looking for a magical solution, a pill to take or a food to eat, that will immediately make us thin and beautiful with the mind of a memory champion?
Looking for any easy way to improve your memory? Try eating more blueberries or other "brain foods" believed to be effective at decreasing the forgetfulness that occurs as we age. Stuffing yourself with blueberry smoothies, pies, and cobblers could be the key to a better memory.