We’ve all had those days where we feel lethargic from sunrise to sundown. No matter how many coffees we drink, we just can’t seem to wake up. Our work is unproductive, and we fail to get everything done.
Sometimes, every day is like this. Your concentration shuts down, and you just can’t seem to get anything done. Nothing on your screen makes sense, and your mind keeps wandering.
If you are concerned about how you can concentrate better, listed below are seven foods that help with brain power.
1. Oatmeal: Instead of blaming the morning traffic for your inability to think straight at work, you might want to take a closer look at your breakfast. Without a doubt, breakfast is the most important meal of the day. If you eat the wrong foods, you’ll get off to a bad start – and you’ll struggle to focus.
2. Healthy Sugar: Sugar has got a bad reputation. After all, doesn’t it cause diabetes and obesity? It sure can. But glucose, as opposed to table sugar, provides a short-term boost to your concentration levels and could be added to your diet.
3. Water: Sometimes, concentrating better is a simple case of drinking a glass of water. Whereas coffee can actually dehydrate your further, before causing a nasty crash later in the day, water properly hydrates you and helps you to retain your concentration by eliminating pesky free radicals from your body that are clouding your brain.
4. Avocados: The avocado is one of the healthiest fruits on the planet, and should definitely be added to your diet, if you want to improve your mental alertness.
5. Dark Chocolate: Like sugar, the inclusion of dark chocolate on this list might be something of a surprise. But dark chocolate contains a lot less sugar than the milky variety, and it also boosts your concentration.
6. Green Tea: Many people turn to coffee when they begin to feel foggy at work, but green tea might be a better choice. Too much caffeine can cause jitteriness and headaches, and this can actually worsen your concentration rather than strengthen it.
7. Carrots: Carrots can help you see in the dark, but they can also wake you up at work. Indeed, these wonky green vegetables lower inflammation and boost memory, while a compound called luteolin has been studied and found to minimise or even prevent age-related memory loss while improving the overall health of your brain.
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