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“I have the memory of a goldfish and the attention span of a three-year old.” Does this remind you of somebody? Is that somebody you? As we trudge further into the semester with more facts and formulas thrown our way each day, it gets increasingly challenging to remember every single nitty-gritty detail that we’ve been taught. Fret not, for there is always room for improvement -- even for your memory and concentration levels. Peh Yi Wen


et’s start with the basicsfood. Your brain requires an adequate intake of nutrients to function well and enhance its ability to focus. What you consume will eventually affect your overall well-being. NO G R A I N S , NO G A I N Opt for whole-grains such as oatmeal, whole-grain bread and brown rice as they increase the flow of blood into the brain. Blood transports oxygen and nutrients to cells in the rest of the body including the brain, which enhances the performance of the brain.

GO NUTS Nuts are perfect for students who like to snack while they study. Research has shown that the antioxidant power of vitamin E in nuts has shown to improve memory and prevent cognitive decline. Good quality fats can be found in nuts such as pecans, walnuts, hazelnuts and almonds.

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The RIDGE - March 2013 Issue  
The RIDGE - March 2013 Issue  

March 2013 issue of THE RIDGE - the largest student-run magazine in the National University of Singapore