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Worried about losing your memory? Help may be as close as your kitchen. Amy Jamieson-Petonic, R.D., of Cleveland Clinic, shares five foods that harbor nutrients proven to better your brain health.

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  • Blueberries

    Berries contain anthocyanin, an antioxidant pigment that increases your ability to remember things. One three-month research study showed improved learning recall in older adults who drank blueberry juice to improved learning recall. <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/geishaboy500/4319614500/" target="_hplink">geishaboy500</a></em>

  • Almonds

    Almonds are an excellent brain food because they contain a protein component that boosts production of a nerve chemical shown to enhance memory. <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/notahipster/5081954872/" target="_hplink">little blue hen</a></em>

  • Dark Chocolate

    Varieties of dark chocolate that are comprised of at least 70-percent cocoa contain flavanols that increase blood flow to the brain. <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/chocolatereviews/4267020484/" target="_hplink">Chocolate Reviews</a></em>

  • Extra-Virgin Olive Oil

    This type of olive oil contains a chemical called hydroxytyrosol that tends to increase messages to the brain and improves your memory. <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/usdagov/6896388410/" target="_hplink">USDAgov</a></em>

  • Green Tea

    You've probably heard about its antioxidant power, but green tea has also been shown to help reboot your memory. <em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/3oheme/7403011608/" target="_hplink">3oheme</a></em>

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