I think you’ll agree with me when I say:
“A great life begins with the concentration of great mind that is open to fresh ideas and always ready to learn something new.”
It’s really hard to make your mind (or frankly speaking, brain) stay young and focus for a long time.
It’s the power of concentration that makes your mind extra efficient.
When you focus on cardiac health, gut health, you look for cancer prevention, you wisely monitor diabetes, then why not the Brain…
Why not to elevate concentration?
What is a lack of concentration?
Lack of concentration appears when you face problems in focusing and attention.
You can’t give heed to the details of anything.
Things seem to be jumbled in your mind and nothing seems to work out well due to lack of focus.
What are the causes of poor concentration?
Poor concentration is the result of a variety of factors. Here are a few major reasons:
- Prolonged fatigue.
- Stress and depression.
- Lack of energy.
- Trauma or grief.
- Sleeping disorders.
- Poor nutrition.
There are so many things that directly or indirectly affect the concentration level.
Right now I’m putting light on the nutritional aspects that help to regain and energize the power of focusing.
Which Food Adversely Affects Concentration?
If you’re looking to enhance your focus and concentration, don’t go for the quick solutions for appetite like fizzy drinks and sugary items and 100 calorie snacks.
You don’t have to think deeply to find out the best food options to elevate the concentration.
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This article lists 6 foods that boost your brainpower and that are equally delicious too.
6 Yummy Foods to Elevate Your Concentration:
Here it goes:
An aromatic mug of coffee (of any kind) in the early morning is a hot boost to your mind. It compels you to wake up and get started for a new day.
Caffeine in the coffee promotes mental alertness and blocks the neurotransmitters in the brain that order your body to be sleepy. Consequently, you feel more alert.
I strongly recommend to drink coffee occasionally…and I have a reason for that. Studies show that when you habitually drink coffee, your brain gets used to it and its concentration boosting aspect sleeps with the passage of time.
Drink coffee in the early morning as many people do or drink it infrequently when you need an extra kick to your brain.
Here are a few suggestions to make your coffee even more delicious:
A delicious and scrumptious fruit… hugely known for their natural sweet and juicy flavor. What they do for your brain power is to fortify the CNS (Central Nervous System) from oxidative stress that you collect throughout the day.
Not only that, they revitalize the receptors in your brain, which boosts the attentiveness of your mind.
I love eating a handful of blueberries during any household activity or cooking meals for the family. Look at the variety of smoothies you can make with them in just a couple of minutes.
3. Dark Chocolate:
Consuming dark chocolate every day, even in small amounts, helps to improve our concentration. The caffeine in dark chocolate may increase magnesium which can help to reduce stress.
Lee S. Berk, DrPH, a researcher in food science and head of research affairs, School of Allied Health Professions, from Loma Linda University, unfolds the health benefits of dark chocolate:
“For years, we have looked at the influence of dark chocolate on neurological functions from the standpoint of sugar content — the more sugar, the happier we are.”
Berk further said:
“This is the first time that we have looked at the impact of large amounts of cacao in doses as small as a regular-sized chocolate bar in humans over short or long periods of time, and are encouraged by the findings. These studies show us that the higher the concentration of cacao, the more positive impact on cognition, memory, mood, immunity and other beneficial effects.”
Based on research conducted lately, walnuts have turned out to be one of the best foods that can increase the concentration.
Amongst all the nuts, they are on the top for brain health. They have a strong ability to prevent premature aging as they have a significantly higher concentration of vitamins, minerals, and fatty acids.
DHA, a type of Omega-3 fatty acid, has high traces in walnuts. ¼ cup of walnuts are enough to meet an adult’s requirement of vitamins and fatty acids for a day.
Enjoy the yummy walnut cake recipe:
This most eaten fruit is not only rich in dietary fiber but also embodies a large amount of potassium, magnesium and vitamin B6 which highly contribute to the overall health and wellbeing of the human body.
They also have a high level of fructose which is quickly converted into glucose as soon as they are digested. Glucose is amongst those elements that your brain needs for its proper activity.
Eating them in breakfast gives significant energy to the daily routine. Moreover, it decreases the chance to feel dull and stressed out.
6. Green tea:
Green tea has been used for centuries in South Asian countries for its medicinal values. It strongly helps for weight loss, improves digestion, stabilizes blood sugar, promotes mental health and solves so many other issues.
Studies show that green tea can improve your mood and concentration. The fragile green tea leaves are fully enriched with cell-protecting polyphenol phytochemicals called catechins that have well-documented energy-boosting properties.
Their medicinal use is not hidden anymore. They have been proven to protect against cancer cells, cardiovascular diseases, and brain dysfunction.
A cup of green tea at 10 am is all that you need to develop a better concentration all day long.
Your brain is the master of your body. Treat it lovingly like you do to your skin, hair, heart and lungs. Do remember that brainpower boosts by brain use, just as our bodily strength grows with exercise.
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