The 5-Day Full-Body Recharge Plan

Do you feel as if your whole body has lost its pep? Dr. Oz’s 5-day plan will recharge the 5 areas that bother you most so you’ll be firing on all cylinders again.

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Day 5: Boost Your Memory

 More than half of those polled were afraid of losing their memory. To energize your brain, try these six memory-boosting foods.

  • Red onions contain quercetin, a phytochemical that contributes to healthy brain function.
  • Eggplant has nasunin, an antioxidant that protects the lipids or fats in brain cell membranes.
  • Rosemary has carnosic acid, which has neuro-protective properties shown to help keep Alzheimer’s at bay.

Click here for a Grilled Eggplant, Red Onion and Rosemary Bruschetta recipe.

  • Spinach is high in folic acid, a nutrient that also may protect against Alzheimer’s.
  • Whole-wheat noodles are loaded with thiamine, a B vitamin that improves memory and recall.
  • Peanuts have choline, another B vitamin that supports overall mental functioning.

Click here for a Shrimp and Spinach Stir Fry recipe, made with whole-wheat noodles and peanuts.

For more recipes and foods known to boost brain health, click here.