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Brain Foods That Can Help You Concentrate

July 20, 2016

While there are games and tactics that can help you with your concentration, what you are consuming could help you even more.

Certain things such as caffeine can get you up and running as well as help you stay concentrated. Caffeine can be consumed through my personal favorites, coffee and dark chocolate. While these are a better alternative to things like energy drinks, there are also some medications that can give you this little buzz that can get you going, just make sure you don’t consume too much of it or you’ll find yourself with some uncomfortable jitters.

A great food that can help start your day and keep you focused is oatmeal. The breakfast food is helpful in fighting hunger by making you stay full for a longer amount of time. It can also be loaded with fruit, which boosts concentration all on its own due to their natural sugars. The best fruits for this are blueberries which are not only rich in antioxidants but also a memory booster, another would be bananas which are filled with potassium. This helps keep your brain, nerves and heart healthy all while increasing concentration.

If you’re not an oatmeal fan, whip up a gourmet breakfast with eggs, spinach and salmon as these are not only extremely healthy for you but are also great in helping with concentration. Eggs (yolk included) have a hefty amount of omega-3, just as salmon does, which helps to rebuild brain cells and has a great effect on memory and mood. Spinach on the other hand is loaded with dementia-fighting nutrients like lutein, folate and beta-carotene.

If all else fails and you’re really not a fan of foods such as oatmeal, spinach, salmon, bananas or dare I say it, chocolate, there are a few other things you can stick to in order to help you concentrate. For example, we can go extremely simple and stick to a tall glass of water. Sometimes all you need is a nice refreshing glass of hydrating H20.