Improve Memory with Celery

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Hi, I'm Dr. Oz. For a razor sharp memory, give your mouth and your brain the six calories snack to munch on. A stalk of celery. Celery is a top source of a high powered flavonoid. This compound may help cool off destructive inflammation to the brain's memory center, or the hippocampus. Overtime, brain inflammation can interfere with memory, magnify depressed feelings, and accelerate dementia.

It may even play a role in the development of Alzheimer's disease, that's where flavonoids come in. Recent studies suggest that flavonoids may help mute the nerve signals that tell immune cells in the brain to release inflammatory chemicals called sedicaines[sp?]. Not a bad trade for six calories, but don't worry if celery isn't your favorite.

These flavonoids can also be found in green peppers, chilli peppers, spinach, and lettuce. Throw all of that into a salad, and you've got a bowl full of brain power to enjoy, and remember to check out all of our smart tips. I'm Dr. Oz.