Every one must remember how mothers used to soak almonds overnight and then give us first thing in the morning. It might look like an old wives tale but it is not without basis. Almonds are a proven super-food, which help in repairing brain cells and boost cognitive functions including memory. Free radicals are responsible for breaking down brain cells. Almonds are rich in Zinc, which fights the free radicals in your blood stream. Almonds are also rich in vitamin B6 which promotes brain health and vitamin E which improves memory.