Food and the nutrients they provide are the building blocks of our bodies and minds. Properly fueling your body is the perfect way to make sure your mind is ready to take on the day.
Keep reading below about the nine (9) things you should be eating for better focus.
Eating these tasty berries will not turn you into Violet Beauregarde (remember Charlie and the Chocolate factory), thankfully. Fortunately many studies have shown that blueberries contain antioxidants that are proven to boost memory and improve focus for hours after eating them.
2. Green Tea
Sipping this delicious beverage will give you a boost of caffeine and L-Theanine.
When caffeine and L-Theanine are combined, they work together to improve alertness and focus without the dreaded crash that typically comes a few hours later.
It’s no wonder social media influencers preach the benefits of avocados.
Filled with good fats and fiber, they enhance blood flow and other, um… flows as well.
Better blood flow means a healthier and happier brain. Clearly a good incentive to eat avocados.
4. Leafy Green Vegetables
Antioxidants, carotenoids, and B-vitamins are found in leafy green vegetables. All of these individually and combined help with memory and focus, as well as protecting your brain and giving it the nutrients it needs to replenish after a long day of work.
5. Fatty Fish
Eating a serving of fatty fish, such as salmon, trout, or sardines, has been shown to increase memory, mental performance, and lessen issues such as mood swings and fatigue. This is all thanks to two (2) main types of omega-3 fatty acids:
- Long-chain omega-3 fatty acids are EPA (eicosapentaenoic acid) and
- DHA (docosahexaenoic acid). These are plentiful in fish and shellfish.
Did you know that your body is approximately 75% water, and it is no surprise that the body depends on it. Drinking enough water daily is known to aid in memory, focus, and creativity. It is therefore important that you find your happy range of daily water intake.
7. Dark Chocolate
Before you get carried away, it is worth knowing that it only takes a small serving of dark chocolate daily to reap the benefits. Caffeine and Magnesium combine in this decadent treat to stimulate your brain and release the feel-good hormones, endorphins and serotonin. Both give you energy, focus, and a positive mood.
Did you know that Magnesium is important in energy release and helping with sleep?, this is why it is important to ensure that you take the optimum amount of Magnesium for your daily needs.
8. Flax Seed
These tiny seeds are filled with goodness such as Magnesium, B-vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, and even fiber. Grinding the seeds gives your body the ability to digest them fully and to benefit from the mental clarity and focus that comes from them.
Nuts also contain a number of health benefits. Protein, vitamin E, and amino acids are packed into a one-ounce serving, giving you less cognitive decline and better focus throughout your day.
Filling your diet with benefit-packing foods can sometimes seem complicated, with the newest superfood changing daily. However, small additions of these 9 foods could allow you to reap the benefits of small changes.
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