A Poor Diet Causes Lack Of Focus
If staying healthy and fit is something you aspire to then you may already have a good idea of how different foods affect our body and the way we feel. It’s also a fact that the food we eat can have an impact on our brain too! Our food intake makes the difference between us being physically and mentally healthy or not. The quality of our nutrition is crucial to getting and staying healthy. Certain foods cause inflammation in the body which over time can cause all sorts of problems including auto immune diseases, digestive disorders and high blood pressure. For our metal well being a poor diet can cause lack of focus, forgetfulness, brain fog, confusion, and even anxiety which can escalate into experiencing panic attacks. So your diet really is extremely important when it comes to the type of life you want to lead.
A lot of people change their eating habits when they are watching their weight by eating less, but that doesn’t necessarily mean they are eating as well as they could be. Avoiding the chemicals and toxins that cause most of our health problems is where a lot of our attention needs to be. It’s important to be more aware of what you are actually eating. Your brain will thank and reward you with more focus and clarity when you make a conscious effort to eat nutrient rich whole foods. Always remember that there is a connection between our gut and mind so it makes sense that a healthy mind needs healthy nutrition to keep it functioning at its best.
So What Should You Eat?
Some of the things you may already be aware of as they are probably on most healthy food lists. Just a few important ones are Beets, Celery and Spinach. They are not only healthy but have brain enhancing benefits too so make sure they are on your shopping list.
Chocolate Lovers Brain Food
This is one that most of you won’t need to be reminded about. Just make sure that it’s quality dark chocolate as its rich in magnesium, and iron as well as fiber. This helps the flow of blood to the brain improving cognitive function and memory. I know for me it takes just a small amount of good dark chocolate to satisfy my chocolate craving where I could probably eat a bar of milk chocolate plus not get the benefits.
Benefits of Coconut Oil
Coconut oil was used a lot when I was a child, then it seemed you didn’t hear much about it until maybe 5 or so years ago when it was brought more to the public attention again. It is very beneficial and it has a number of natural and healthy uses. Besides using it for cooking it has numerous other benefits, it’s great for your skin, hair and nails too.
Essential Seeds and Nuts
Seeds such as pumpkin and sunflower and especially Chia seeds considered a great sources of antioxidants and once of the best sources of fiber available anywhere, should be included in your diet. They are high in protein and rich in omega fatty acids. These seeds can enhance your memory and thought process, they can help fight anxiety and depression also enhance your mood. Plus they can help lower blood pressure.
Nuts especially Walnuts contain vitamin E and are a great source of Omega 3 fatty acids. This helps protect the brain and possibly the onslaught of some types of dementia
There are certainly more nutrients that you can look into to help with brain fog and boosting your brain health but this is a good start.