Do you ever have those days where you are easily distracted, and don’t seem to be able to focus? Lucky for you, there are nutritional changes that you can make, and certain food groups to incorporate into your diet that can help improve your focus and concentration. Why wouldn’t you want to increase your odds of keeping your brain healthy by maintaining a healthy diet? Especially with it being a Monday, I have put together a short but powerful list to get you started on your way to boosting your brain power.
Can prevent and slow cellular damage caused by free radicals, and can help improve the circulation of oxygen throughout your body (including your brain!);
Fruits and veggies are loaded with antioxidants. But some have more than others. Antioxidant filled foods that are especially good for your brain: Apples, Blueberries and Spinach.
Get Your Omega-3s
Omega-3’s contain fatty acids that lower inflammation in our bodies and are essential for our overall health, including building cell membranes in our brain. Omega-3 rich nutrient sources: Flaxseed, Walnuts, Wild Caught Fish and again, Spinach
Drink Green Tea
Polyphenols are the powerhouse behind the benefits of green tea! It contains a powerful compound called EGCG which improves brain function. The small amounts of caffeine in green tea aids in brain stimulation as well.
Your brain needs glucose for energy, and specific carbs provide the energy burst you need. The jury is still out on the number of carbs that should be consumed daily. For mental energy, complex carbs are the way to go, NOT simple carbohydrates. Lentils, brown rice, and whole beans are a great source.
By focusing your attention on better nutrition to improve focus, you can make it your goal to add more of the above to your diet!