Total Recall: Foods That Enhance Your Memory

There are foods that can enhance your memory so you won't have to deal with corporations and the insane chain of events they'll insight like in Total Recall.

Total Recall, a remake of the 1990 movie of the same name (itself an adaptation of a Philip K. Dick story), slams into your local movie house today. Its plot is as convoluted as its production history, so we'll save you 12 bucks by boiling it down to its real life repercussions. People who lose their memory sometimes pay companies to implant new memories. Then they find out their wives are secret agents, SWAT teams keep trying to kill them, and they no longer can tell what's real or not. You don't have to end up like the movie's protagonist Doug Quaid. There are foods that can enhance your memory so you won't have to deal with corporations and the insane chain of events they'll insight. Food Network spoke with registered dietitian Toby Amidor about incorporating memory-boosting groceries into your diet. We've put together some deliciously mindful recipes you'll remember to cook again and again. 

The Food: Blueberries

The Boost: The berries contain an anti-inflammatory compound called anthocyanins that have been show to reverse some age-related memory loss.

The Food: Cruciferous Vegetables

The Boost: Cabbage, broccoli and cauliflower are loaded with antioxidants that could help to preserve memory.

The Food: Salmon

The Boost: Salmon is a great source of Omega-3 fats which have been directly linked to memory retention.

The Food: Chocolate

The Boost: Cocoa contains a compound called flavanols that can increase blood circulation to the brain and in turn cognitive function.

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