How to Gain a Little More Focus Through Your Diet - 3rd Week
By Genevieve Cunningham
Do you ever catch yourself really struggling to concentrate? Of course you do; we all do! Keeping your focus can sometimes be a really difficult task. There are times when this inability to concentrate is a direct result of a busy lifestyle or a plate that is too full. Other times, it can be indicative of a slight deficiency in certain nutrients. The good news about the latter circumstance is that it can be corrected. If you’d like to boost your focus in a natural way, check out these three foods to include in your menu on a regular basis.
You’ve probably heard it before, and you’ll probably hear it again. Fish is really good for you! For your focus, it contains a very specific nutrient, omega-3 fatty acid, which helps to lubricate the synapses between parts of the brain. Along with improving your focus, you can also count on this nutrient and salmon to boost heart health and keep your joints flexible.
This tiny but powerful fruit contains incredibly large amounts of antioxidants in relation to its size. These antioxidants help to repair damaged cells as well as promote healthy reproduction of new cells. These repairs and protection happen all over the body including in your brain. Eating a handful of blueberries can help keep your brain (and whole body!) healthier. Just add a bit to breakfast or use them as a dessert, and you’ve got a very easy way to boost focus all day.
Dehydration is much more serious than most realize. Dehydration can cause muscle cramps, constipation, dry and flaky skin, cracked lips, an inability to concentrate, and eventually death. It’s a big deal! If you’re finding it hard to focus, grab a big glass of water and drink up. Even if you’re not immediately thirsty, dehydration can sneak up on you and make you feel poorly before you realize. For the best results, do your best to drink the recommended eight glasses a day every day.
That foggy, can’t think straight, thoughts slipping through your fingertips feeling is definitely no fun. If you’re experiencing this a little too often, just try adding one or all of these to your diet on a regular basis. Having the proper nutrients for your body and your brain are critical in keeping you well and helping you stay on task. You’ll feel better, think more clearly, and feel a little more like yourself in no time.