Recently, a researcher named Veronica Witt and her staff at the University of Munster located in Germany, discovered that by reducing caloric intake, people may be able to improve their memory in as little as three months (link).
Knowing that for years animal studies have shown that reducing caloric intake in a healthy and balanced way improves the memories of mice and other mammals, researchers at the University of Munster decided to test the potential benefit on humans.
According to the New York Times, the researchers chose men and women between the ages of 50 and 72 with average and above average weight (link). One group was requested to lower caloric intake with the help of a registered dietitian, another group was requested to increase caloric intake with healthy unsaturated fat, and a third group was asked to maintain their current dietary habits. Each of these groups was tested before and after the three-month study.
Those who reduced their caloric intake by 30% were found to have 20% improvement in memory skills. The researchers have hypothesized that this may have been as a result of lower insulin level.
Use the calorie counter in order to ensure that you are maintaining a balanced diet. Not only will you improve your memory, but you will also be able to gain other health benefits, as well.