Cognitive abilities start to decline once we enter our 40s. But changing the way you eat -- starting right now -- can improve your memory immediately, according to CBS News.
While some moments of forgetfulness are completely normal, recent research touts a healthy diet full of nutrients linked to brain health as a way to curb age-related memory loss.
"When it comes to brain health, there's certain nutrients that are found in some foods that research [shows] can be pretty positive in keeping our brains positive as we age," said Judy Matusky, a registered dietician at Bryn Mawr Hospital.
Yogurt -- rich in vitamin B12 -- is one of the best foods to eat to combat age-related memory loss. Study participants who were low in B12 performed poorly in long-term memory tests.
It also wouldn't hurt to load up on salmon and nuts, according to the report.
"People with low levels of omega 3 [fatty acids] had brains that appeared two years older on MRI scans," said CBS reporter Stephanie Stahl.
To find out what other foods can help with your memory, watch the video above.