Sleep Deprived? Eat More Almonds and Kale, Women’s Study Says

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Women lacking sleep may want to eat more foods with Vitamin E to improve spatial memory
Vitamin E Improves Memory

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Foods rich with Vitamin E, such as almitemMasteronds, help to improve women's memory when they are sleep deprived.

It’s always a struggle to get the elusive ideal eight hours sleep. But, a new study conducted by University of Pennsylvania doctors shows that women who eat Vitamin E and antioxidant-rich foods can improve spatial memory while sleep deprived.

The study, called Vitamin E intake associates with spatial memory performance during sleep restriction in healthy women, involved 41 people and showed that women who ate more foods with Vitamin E performed better on a spatial memory assessment called the Visual Object Learning Task. The assessment asked if the women remembered where they left their keys or driving directions.

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Lack of sleep can lead to long-term health conditions like diabetes and heart disease, according to another study by the University of Pennsylvania. Vitamin E can neutralize free radicals to protect cells, which can slow cognitive decline and can even protect the skin against sun damage and wrinkles, according to Dr. E Bank, a board-certified dermatologist and assistant clinical professor of dermatology at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center . It is mostly found in nuts and leafy greens. Other examples include broccoli, avocado, papaya, Swiss chard, olives, and hazelnuts.