According to Deepak Chopra, the highest form of human intelligence is the ability to observe yourself without judging yourself. So next time you want to record a memory, ask yourself, "How am I feeling right now?" Then watch yourself in the experience. If you actually watch yourself putting your keys down, you’ll never forget where you put them.
Foods and Herbs to Build a Super Brain
Beyond mental exercises, Deepak Chopra believes that diet plays a huge role in brain health and is one of the most critical steps in accessing your super brain. Here are three super brain-building foods and three super herbs to maximize your mind’s anti-aging powers.
Super Brain-boosting Foods
Try to eat one of these three foods once a day to protect against Alzheimer’s and memory issues.
Wheat Germ - The embryo of a wheat plant, wheat germ is loaded with B-complex vitamins that can reduce levels of homocysteine, an amino acid linked to stroke, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. Sprinkle wheat germ on cereal and yogurt in the morning, or enjoy it on salads or popcorn with a little butter.
Black Currents - These dark berries are jam-packed with antioxidants that help nourish the brain cells surrounding the hippocampus. The darker in color, the more antioxidants black currents contain. These fruits are available fresh when in season, or can be purchased dried or frozen year-round.
Acorn Squash - This beautiful gold-colored veggie contains high amounts of folic acid, a B-vitamin that improves memory as well as the speed at which the brain processes information.