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By Rachel Zar
Just like strengthening your feet and tightening your abs, keeping your memory sharp is an essential part of dance training. Daily classes keep the brain in good shape, but if you still have trouble remembering what count to enter on or the step that comes after that pas de bourré, there are some memory-boosting foods that may do the trick. Polyphenols in blueberries, strawberries, and spinach have been proven to enhance short-term memory; fish or fish oil, which provide important Omega-3 fatty acids, and egg yolk containing choline, an essential vitamin for brain function, also nourish the mind. Stock your fridge with these essentials and you’ll always know the answer when your fellow dancer whispers, “How did that step go again?”