4 Essential Memory-Boosting Foods

Research has shown that foods may help reverse memory problems – and the solution could be as close as your kitchen!

4 Essential Memory-Boosting Foods

Does the thought of losing your memory make you nervous? The good news is recent research has shown that foods may help reverse memory problems. If you're looking to sharpen your memory or increase your focus, the solution could be as close as your kitchen. Help keep your mind sharp and focused throughout the day with these four foods.

Whole Eggs

Don't skip the yolk! Yolks are rich in choline, a nutrient in the vitamin B family. A recent study found that people who have a diet rich in choline scored higher on verbal and visual memory tests and are less likely to show signs associated with dementia. Choline can lower blood levels of an amino acid called homocysteine, high levels of which can lead to heart disease, cancer and dementia. Extra choline can also aid in constructing our "memory" neurotransmitter called acetylcholine. Try incorporating a whole egg into your breakfasts, but eat them in moderation as they contain dietary cholesterol.

Want to help lower your risk of getting cancer? The answer could be in the food you eat! Dr. John Whyte, chief medical officer at WebMD and the author of "Take Control of Your Cancer Risk," says there are three kinds of foods that could really help prevent cancer: garlic, fish and grapes. And what three kinds of foods should you avoid? Red and processed meats, refined grains, and alcoholic and sugary drinks. Watch the videos below to learn more about how food could be connected to your cancer risk.