If you have memory problems this food can help you


ging is associated with changes in behavior and cognitive function, with declines in executive function, global memory, daily living skills, and mood.

Evidence implicates diet as a significant modifiable factor in alleviating age-associated cognitive decline, and various studies have revealed the neurocognitive health benefits of different food components. Culinary mushrooms are a great source of fiber, protein, phytochemicals, and vitamins.

The bioactive compounds in mushrooms have been described as anti-inflammatory agents, promoting neurogenesis and regulating neurotransmitter release. Evidence from epidemiological studies suggests a positive association between the intake of a plant-rich diet, including mushrooms, and cognitive outcomes.

In a recent study examined the associations between mushroom consumption and cognitive performance in a Western cohort.

They analyzed data from the Epidemiological Study in the European Investigation of Cancer (EPIC)–Norfolk cohort that recruited more than 30,000 individuals aged 40–92 in Norfolk, the United Kingdom.

The consumption of mushrooms had a positive association with cognitive performance, including executive function, word recall, and prospective memory.

Moreover, the association remained statistically significant after accounting for fruit and vegetable intake.

A causal inference could not be established, given the study's cross-sectional design; the relationship could also be susceptible to reverse causality. Therefore, randomized controlled trials are needed to determine causality and directionality.