Proper nutrition keeps your body fit and makes your brain sharp. Vitamins and minerals enhance your concentration and cognitive functions allowing you boost your memory and create a better platform for studying new information. Consuming healthy food, you protect against anxiety and depression. You maximize the level of your energy and become open to new discoveries and new experience. You have enough strength and do not suffer from fatigue and loss of concentration.
Poor diet always has a bearing upon your mental health. If you do not consume enough elements, you become less productive, irritated, you lose focus and ability to find effective solutions to problems.
You can balance the level of useful elements in your menu just adding 8 products to your meals. It is not necessary to consume all these products daily, but it will be enough to eat them 2-3 times per week.
Avocado is one of the products that build a base for proper nutrition. Vegans and vegetarians love avocado for a high level of ‘good’ fats. Unlike ‘bad’ fats (containing in pork and butter), it does not increase the rate of cholesterol. Besides, avocado is rich in vitamin K. This vitamin is necessary for protein synthesis that assures proper blood coagulation.
Avocado is a perfect product to increase your memory and concentration. The matter is that avocado is highly rich in folic acid. Consuming avocado regularly, you benefit your cognitive functions and invest in the health of your nervous system.
2. Dark Chocolate
Everyone knows that chocolate supports your brain when you study hard. However, almost no one knows that only dark chocolate brings real benefits. Choose bars with at least 75% of cocoa beans.
Dark chocolate is rich in iron and magnesium − two basic nutrients that support mental health. It is enough to eat 20g of chocolate to enhance your brain activity.
To stay focused, you need to start your day with a proper breakfast, which contains enough carbohydrates and sugar. Some people prefer to eat toasts with peanut butter, but if you want to keep fit, it is better to choose oatmeal. Eating this product in the morning, you can settle the sugar balance. It gets blood flow to the brain so that you are ready to solve any problem.
Blueberries are mostly known for their antioxidant functions. Yet, they have much to do with increasing your concentration. These berries have a high rate of vitamin K and gallic acid. Gallic acid has a positive effect on our brain functions − it reduces the level of stress and protects against degeneration. Flavonoids, containing in blueberries in high concentration, increases interaction of nerves and brain. Also, they stimulate regeneration of brain cells, which means that you can longer keep a clear mind.
Omega 3 acids are responsible for restoring and building brain cells, strengthening the relation between nerve cells and brain ones. This acid also protects the neurons, making them stronger.
Besides, salmon contains amino acids that ensure proper brain work: you stay focused longer. This type of acids is the best nourish for your brain − they are responsible for proper functioning of your memory, attention, and cognition.
6. Green Tea
Frequently, people who want to get focused quickly, drink coffee or energetic drinks. However, except for a temporal effect of caffeine, coffee has also negative effect: irritation, headaches, anxiety. The best alternative for coffee is green tea. It as well has enough caffeine to keep you focused, but it also contains amino acids (we have described their benefits in previous passage). Theanine improves cognition and enhances performance in cognitive functions.
Spinach, the favorite food of Popeye the Sailor, should become your favorite food as well. It strengthens your mental abilities with lutein, folate, and beta-carotene. As we have previously mentioned in Avocado point, folic acid (folate) is a must for everyone who wants to enhance concentration and make a brain work more effective.
Egg yolks contain DHA − docosahexaenoic acid that is responsible for cognitive functions and learning abilities of adults. Moreover, yolks contain choline, another nutrient that helps keep your brain active and healthy. Consuming more choline, you invest into better critical thinking, deeper analytical thinking, and noticeable improvement of your concentration.