Food For Thought (And Concentration)It is no big secret that eating a balanced diet is great way to achieve that healthy self, but certain foods have nutrients that can give you that edge that will keep you focused on the day ahead. Here is a list of food items that will help boost your concentration.
- Amaranth – This is a quick cooking grain that has an excellent source of B Vitamins. B Vitamins help convert food into glucose to help fuel your brain. You can prepare this as a side dish, as part of a nice salad or mix it in with homemade granola.
- Coffee – I don’t have to mention that coffee is a good source of caffeine, but here is what caffeine does for you, in terms of concentration. Caffeine blocks the receptors for adenosine. Adenosine is a chemical in the brain that causes fatigue. Coffee, at least twelve ounces a day, will help give you that boost of alertness you need for the day.
- Blueberries – Blueberries are an excellent source of antioxidants that help the brain from suffering from memory loss. Studies have shown that consuming two cups of blueberries, in a smoothie if you prefer, can boost your attention span five hours after consumption.
- Turmeric – The chemical found in turmeric, curcumin, can stop the build up of plaque between the brain’s nerve cells that cause inflammation. So, try enjoying this spice with scrambled eggs or grilled chicken breasts.
Hopefully, you found this list quite helpful. Feel free to explore the internet for some wonderful recipes for these super-powered brain foods and bon appétit.