Increase Your Memory By Eating!

Feel like your memory isn’t what it used to be? We found this article with 6 different foods you can consume in order to boost your memory that we know will be beneficial to you.

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From the article:

1. Beets to regulate heartbeat.
A healthy ticker means a healthy brain. “Every cell in the body needs a steady supply of oxygen and nutrients to stay alive and work properly,” says Bauer. Keep blood pressure levels in check (less than 120/80), exercise regularly, and stock up on foods such as beets that improve blood flow, ensuring a steady supply of nutrients to the brain. “A brain filled with well-nourished neurons enables you to think and remember more clearly,” says Bauer.

2. Fish to maintain brain cell health.
“When it comes to food and memory, fish should be the star of the show,” says Bauer. Fatty fish such as salmon, sardines, herring and mackerel contain generous amounts of omega-3 fatty acids which are important for maintaining the health of brain cells. Bauer recommends eating a four-ounce portion (slightly larger than the palm of your hand) of a fatty fish at least three times a week.

3. Berries to prevent brain cell breakdown.
Berries are busting with antioxidants called anthocyanins which help prevent the breakdown of brain cells. A 2012 Harvard study found women who eat at least one cup of blueberries and strawberries per week experienced a 2.5 year delay in mental decline compared to women who rarely ate berries. “Blueberries in particular have received a lot of attention because they can enhance spatial memory and learning,” says Bauer. She recommends eating four cups of berries per week. Even if berries aren’t in season, frozen ones are just as nutritious. Add some berries to your morning smoothie or bake them into your pancakes.

4. Lean protein to improve cognitive skills.
Chicken and turkey breast, eggs and low-fat milk are excellent sources of vitamin B12 which is an important protein to maintain cognitive skills. A 2012 Tufts University study showed older adults who were mildly B12 deficient were at higher risk for cognitive decline.

5. Walnuts to improve memory scores.
Walnuts might resemble a miniature version of the human brain for a reason. A 2012 study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease found that walnut consumption was associated with better memory scores and cognitive function. Walnuts are also a great source of alpha-linolenic acid — a plant-based form of omega-3 fatty acids. Sprinkle some walnuts on your salad or yogurt or mix chopped walnuts with pancake batter.

6. Coffee to sharpen focus.
Caffeine can temporarily sharpen your focus and memory. While Bauer says a couple cups of coffee are OK to drink during the day, she recommends avoiding caffeine at least eight hours before bedtime so it doesn’t interfere with your sleep. “Quality sleep is a critical component to a sharp mind,” she says.

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Hire Quality People For Your Company!

Every company needs quality employees in order to survive. But how do you get quality people into your company? We found this article with 6 different ways that we hope will help!

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From the article:

  • First, get your team aligned. Start with some deep self-examination about what your company truly needs, and make sure everyone on the team agrees. A major turnoff for top job candidates is to hear the job profile described differently by different employees involved in the search.
  • Make a good first impression When the ideal candidate walks through your front door, what does he or she see? Have you created an appealing place to spend 50 to 60 hours a week? What does the work environment tell the candidate about you and your company? A bad first impression makes it very hard to entice a strong candidate to your payroll.
  • Draft WhyDocs: The main (and usually the most important) question every candidate will be thinking is Why? Why should I join you and why do you want me? Everyone in the process needs to be able to answer both questions. They should all be able to explain why the move to your firm will indeed be in the candidate’s best interest.
  • Remember it’s not all about you: Avoid the temptation to spend all your time selling the candidate on how great your company is without first understanding what really matters to the candidate. Learn that first, and then build the WhyDoc to address your candidate’s desires.
  • Get out and hunt: When there is a critical need to fill, take the initiative and call key people whom you respect. Ask them for the names of top performers they know or have worked with. And don’t stop with your circle of contacts. Have your whole team generate a slate of candidates.
  • Stay flexible: The more you can offer, the more likely you are to win the heart of your candidate. It is never just about money. Top candidates want growth, development, opportunity, recognition and lifestyle. They want to feel passion, but they often want balance as well. No one wants to put in 75-hour weeks then get “the look” when they want to leave early on a Friday to coach their child’s soccer team.

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Use These Apps!

Can’t seem to find enough time in your day? We found this article that has 13 different apps that we hope will be helpful to you in making more time in your day.

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From the article:

Your smartphone isn’t just for checking email and playing Temple Run.

Business owners can perform a variety of tasks on those smartphones when they’re away from the office — far away, in fact, like on a beach or ski lift.

A recent infographic from Desk.com compiled 13 of these apps that help with financial management, communication, customer support and more.

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Read the entire article here: http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/226105