How awkward it is to run into someone so familiar and realise suddenly that you forgot his name? Don’t worry, this is not sign of Alzheimer but your brain is telling you that you need to sharpen it up a little.

Your brain is a miracle. It contains infinite data that grows each second of time and is responsible for the tasks and the maintenance of your whole body. However, like any other organ, a brain needs some recuperation time and a charge from time to time. Don’t let down your brain and your brain will keep amazing you.

Here are some things you can begin doing as soon as today to begin the great brain tune up.

In terms of foods:

Almonds:

A magical potion to improve your memory would be almond oil with almond milk before shutting down your day. Remember, almonds make you remember.

Apple juice:

According to the University of Massachusetts Lowell (UML) research centre, apple juice also contributes to empowering your memory because it increases the levels of acetylcholine in your brain.

• Whole wheat:

When you eat whole wheat foods, you absorb the wheat germs and a substance called lecithin with them. Lecithin will make your arteries softer and therefore enhance your brain’s performance.

In terms of lifestyle:

• Sleep well:

Sleeping is when all the data collected during the day will become officially stored into your brain from experiences to images, feelings or words. When you sleep, everything you went through your day is repeated by the subconscious.

Enjoy your time:

Stress is your brain’s enemy. Stress sucks the power out of your brain. To balance your day and keep stress away, make sure you unmistakably engage pleasurable activities every day of your life. Satisfaction refreshes the brain and lets it breathe.

• Exercise more:

When you exercise, your brain releases endorphins. As well endorphins, exercise also releases adrenaline, serotonin, and dopamine.  These chemicals work together to make you feel good. This will make you feel euphoric and happy during the rest of your day.