Here are a list of foods that can help you improve your memory for effective Quran memorization. Some of them are mentioned in Hadiths, others are taken from science (the benefits of each food has been proven by science).
Dates are a Sunnah food, so it is no surprise that they contain great health benefits including benefits to the brain. Add dates to your daily diet to fulfill the Sunnah and in the process, experience a blessed improvement on your memory.
For centuries, Muslim mums have been recommending almonds as being beneficial for better memory. It is the tradition in many Muslim countries for people who are memorizing Quran to eat some almonds every morning.
Now science has proven this ancient practice to be correct. Recent scientific research shows that almonds have a positive impact on the brain to boost your memory.
Zam Zam Water
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, “Zam Zam is whatever (intention) it is drunk for,” (Ibn Majah)
This is the miraculous nature of Zam Zam Water. It can be food, drink, medicine or a means through which duas are answered. It all depends on your intention, and based on this Hadith, it can be a means of increasing in your memory, too. This is why many Muslims drink Zam Zam water before memorizing Quran, and make dua for increase in memory.
Avocados are well-known for their many health benefits. But did you know that one of those benefits is an increase in brain power? It has been proven that avocado is a brain food, so add it to your diet for increased memory and performance.
There are many types of oil that you can consume. However, if you want to increase your brain potential, you should try using coconut oil instead. It has been proven to have positive impact on brain activity.
The yolk is the most important part of an egg, as it contains most of the proteins and benefits. One of those benefits is improved brain performance. Include eggs in your daily breakfast to keep your brain alert and functional on a daily basis.
The second type of oil recommended is olive oil. Olive oil has been proven to be an effective brain food. If you are currently using other types of oil, consider switching to olive oil for a healthier meal to benefit both your brain and body.
The Prophet (peace be upon him) also recommended black seed as a healthy part of our diet. Recently, science has proven many benefits of eating black seeds which includes improved brain performance. Once again, it proves that the Sunnah foods are always recommended for a reason.
Both Quran and Hadiths have clearly mentioned that sea foods are halal to eat. Science has proven that eating fish boosts your brainpower. In fact, entire industries revolve around creating memory boosting medication from fish extracts.
The scientific proof of the benefits of eating fish to the brain is very clear. Scientists especially recommend children to eat fish often in order to improve their memories. If you are memorizing Quran, you can’t afford to leave fish out of your diet.
These are nine proven brain foods that every Quran student should consider adding to his or her diet. Try them today for better memory and experience the difference.