Want to know the foods that help you focus better? Read on to find out how you can boost your brain
With the majority of us working from home as well as juggling multiple everyday life tasks such as childcare, cooking and cleaning, concentrating on the job at hand can be difficult at the best of times. But what if you could boost your brain and lift your mood with the power of food? We’ve collated a list of foods that help you focus better, to help you get through the day and stay focused!
Studies have shown that dark chocolate can not only lower your risk of heart disease, but is also packed with antioxidants too! High quality dark chocolate with a cocoa content of 70-85% is actually brimming with nutrients including potassium, phosphorus, zinc and selenium.
The perfect pick me up for an afternoon slump at work, nibble on a few squares of this for an instant brain boost. Alternatively grate over porridge in the morning, stir into chilli (yes really!) or melt some down and leave to set with some overnight oats. Guilt free chocolate that's good for your health? The rumours are true!
Packed with protein, vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acids, eating oily fish such as sardines, tuna and mackerel can help boost your brain function and studies have shown that people who eat fish are less likely to become depressed.
Salmon and trout are also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for memory and learning. Baked or fried, enjoy fish as a part of a healthy balanced meal with plenty of veg and it could do wonders for your concentration.
A tasty snack for on the go, nuts have a number of health benefits that you may not be aware of. Despite being high in (healthy) fat, nuts are a great source of Vitamin E, magnesium and selenium which all help with concentration and general brain function.
Vitamin E protects cell membranes from free radical damage, which slows mental decline, while walnuts are a great (if not obvious) source of omega-3 fatty acids AKA brain food.
Sprinkled over porridge, mixed in with a stir fry or eaten out of the palm of your hand, nuts such as cashews, Brazil and walnuts can help give you that much needed lift when the afternoon slump strikes.
The caffeine in green tea, as with coffee, helps to boost brain function. Not only that, it has also been found to improve memory and focus, alertness and performance, so next time you feel a slump coming on, just take a sip of green tea.