Memory Food

Looking for food that help in memorizing the level 3 curriculum. I have heard thru word of mouth that raisins and almonds are good for memory. Specifically 5 pieces of raisins and 2 pieces of almonds a day. However I haven’t seen the scientific evidence backing this up… What do you use/have used to help with retaining the material?

Fish, Fruit, and Veggies.

By two pieces of almonds, you mean two portions of 1oz? Two almonds have like 14 calories and I don’t think they can have any effect if you eat only two. I eat almonds every day, and yeah they are good for lots of stuff.

Almonds are fantastic for memory. I picked up a huge bucket of them the other day at Sam’s Club and have been eating them like mad. Would love a few now but can’t remember where I put them. Sorry, it’s been a long day.

Stay off drugs and you’ll be fine. Except caffeine…it is helpful. Really memorization is not as important as truly understanding the concepts, which simply requires work. You should be dream about accounting statements, compute swaption valuations while listening to your girlfriend tell you about her day, and see formulas floating in space every time you close your eyes. The CFA material should become part of your soul. You think the CFA material is your ally. But you merely adopted the CFA material; I was born in it, moulded by it.

I did not reach the last page until i was already a man and by then it meant nothing to me but material betrays you for it belongs to me!

broccoli, blueberries - as many fruits/veggies as you can eat. remember to eat protein with sugary fruits to sustain the energy. green tea is great and I’m a big fan of espresso + redbull, but I feel like the more caffeine you take in, the more you need to work out everyday and drink water to flush it out so that your sleep and metabolism does not get messed up.

beans, lentils, nuts and legumes as well - the more healthy you eat and the less processed foods, the better your mind will be for focus, retention, and all that other good stuff.

2 pieces, but don’t take my word for it. It would depend on body weight etc…the combination of almonds and raisins eatin continuously are suppose to be good…

fish oil

^ yes

I would suggest anything with Omega 3 in it (Salmon), Oatmeal, Broccoli and nuts (lots of them). I used to have lots of tea and redbull, but I wouldn’t recommend either. Omega 3 enhances cognitive abilities and will help you a lot in maintaining concentration and focus. Also work out (even if for 15 minutes only) and sleep for at least 6-7 hours daily. And avoid those ‘performance enhancing’ drugs people will tell you about.

Fish Fish is a good brain food because it is packed with protein and essential Omega-3 fatty acids. Use caution about the type of fish you eat. Pay attention to the potential for mercury contamination and select low-risk fish. Mercury can damage the body and that negates the positive affects of Omegas. Some low-risk fish options are: salmon, catfish, flounder, whitefish and trout. Vegetables Leafy green vegetables are particularly good for the brain. Broccoli, collards, Brussels sprouts, kale, radishes and spinach are all fine choices. Red peppers, carrots, asparagus, okra, mushrooms and lettuce are also excellent brain food. Fruits Choose brightly colored fruits. Avocados are high in monounsaturated fats, making them excellent brain food. Melons and citrus fruits help memory and recall. Choose a variety of colors among fruits and vegetables to ensure that you get a wide range of nutrients. Berries can boost brain power. Strawberries, elderberries, blackberries and blueberries all have some great nutrition to offer. Strawberries can boost learning capacity because they contain fisetin, a flavonoid that improves memory recall. The other three berries are high in antioxidants, which can improve memory. Dark Chocolate Dark chocolate is great for the brain. It is rich in flavonoids. Flavonoids improve the blood supply to the brain and therefore help increase your cognitive abilities. The darker chocolate is better because it contains more pure cacao. Avoid high-sugar foods and don’t use the excuse that dark chocolate is good for you. Limit yourself to about 1 or 2 ounces a day. Soy Eat foods that contain whole organic soy. Chow down on plain soybeans or choose products with soy. Soy contains choline, lecithin and isoflavones. Choline helps brain development and slows memory loss. Lecithin helps prevent deposits of plaque in the brain. Isoflavones aid cognitive function, category fluency, various aspects of memory and spatial cognition. Nuts Nuts and seeds are excellent food for the brain. Eat nuts and seeds in moderation because they are high in fat (albeit healthy fats), which means they have a lot of calories. Eat about a handful each day to receive the health benefits. Whole Grain, Tea and Eggs Choose whole grains. Foods such as brown rice, oatmeal and whole grain breads and cereals are beneficial. Whole grains contain various beneficial vitamins, including folate, thiamine and vitamin B6. Eggs are also great food for the brain. They are high in vitamin B, lecithin, essential fatty acids and choline. Choline is a building block in brain cells. Therefore, eggs can improve memory.

^^ nice @ brain wash: had a dream yday that I was calculating an equity swap. 2 equity payments where in the money and 2 where out and I had to calculate the net amount haha Thank you all!

You guys are dabbling in black magic. Why don’t you just put the stuff you need to memorize into flashcards. Key in the flashcards at or and transfer the cards to your mobile device.