3 Foods That Help You Think Clearly
By Genevieve Cunningham
Everyone has those moments. You know the ones. Everything is rocking along fine, and then suddenly, you can’t focus or concentrate on anything. You may walk into a room and completely forget your purpose. You may forget your thought mid-sentence. These things happen to everyone, and they are only concerning when they start to happen a lot. Of course, there are a lot of things that you can do to try to keep your mind sharp. One of those things is to pay special attention to your diet. To help keep your focus on point, check out these three brain boosting foods.
This healthy oil can provide your body with healthy fats that contribute to overall brain health. The brain needs some fat (as well as water and omega-3 fatty acids) in order to function at optimal level. This particular oil also contains high amounts of Vitamin E, which has been proven to improve memory in Alzheimer’s patients. To add olive oil, just sprinkle a little on salad as a dressing, use it for frying or baking, or take a spoonful first thing in the morning. This is also a great way to eat your favorites without the extensive calories of some other types of oil.
The benefits of eating salmon are everywhere. This is a food that is on almost every healthy eating list. For the brain, it is the salmon’s high percentage of oimega-3 fatty acids that contributes to better health in this area. Omega-3, along with other similar components found in fish, can help the brain perform at peak levels. Concentration will be longer lasting and focus more clear when your brain has enough of this very important supplement.
Mark another point on the pro list for this common superfood. Kale contains a lot of Vitamin E, whose benefits are discussed above, and it also contains a high amount of folate. Folate helps to boost brain activity in individuals, and can also be healthy for the central nervous system as a whole. Toss a little kale into your salad, bake some leaves as kale chips, or blend them up into a delicious smoothie in order to reap the very healthy benefits.
Keeping your focus and concentration can be tough. Give yourself a fighting chance by eating foods that promote this activity. Add these simple foods to your diet, and improve brain health for years into the future.
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