In the midst of work pressure and unhealthy dietary habits, you may find yourself trying too hard to focus on your work. While it is okay to lose your focus and concentration once in a while, but if you are constantly battling with this problem, maybe you need to be watchful of what you eat. There are certain foods that are packed with nutrients that help you focus. Foods that contain antioxidants, magnesium, Vitamin B, fibre, omega 3 fatty acids, aid in greater concentration and general well-being. Here are some of these foods that you can snack on:
1 . Teas
-Not only are they great in flavour but the caffeine present in tea helps you focus and increases your alertness. L-theanine and caffeine work together to increase both speed and accuracy.
-Green Tea contains L-theanine –increases tranquillity and releases caffeine more slowly, instead of all at once, which may make you groggy.
-Blueberry (rich in anti-oxidants) Tea, Green Tea, Apple Tea, Peppermint Tea, the ways to make tea interesting are many.
-Tea is made primarily of water, which provides electrical energy for brain activity, thought and memory processes, and enables you to think faster. Every single function of your body depends on water. So, drink up.
2 . Blueberries
-Blueberries are the richest source of anti -oxidants that help fight dementia, cancer and heart disease; a blueberry juice is healthier than a jam, blueberry cheesecake or muffin, and a blueberry tea even healthier.
-You can introduce blueberries to your morning bowl of fruit or in your afternoon salad.
-Blueberries have been proven to stimulate the flow of blood and oxygen to the brain and keep the mind fresh. Avocados work the same way.
3 . Dark Chocolate
-Dark chocolates are known to be aphrodisiacs, and mood enhancers, however, they are also high in magnesium that calm and destress your senses and in turn, help you to concentrate and focus better over a period.
-Dark chocolate helps in reducing anxiety.
4 . Leafy Vegetables
-Leafy vegetables contain antioxidants, carotenoids, B vitamins, and fibre.
-The greener the vegetable the better it is. If one is bored eating spinach in traditional recipes try substituting it with other salad leaves.
-Broccoli is rich in Vitamin K which enhances mental focus.
5 . Fatty Fish
-Fatty fish are rich in omega-3. Fatty acids are best for building memory and increased mental performance.
-A deficiency in omega-3 leads to poor memory, mood swings, depression and fatigue.
-Fish has also been proven to improve your concentration and mood.
-Salmon, trout, mackerel, herring, sardines, pilchards and kipper are all great sources for building mental processes.
-Vegetarians could opt for flax seeds, walnuts or almonds as they too are rich sources of omega 3.