Eat Breakfast to Fuel Your Brain: Tempted to skip breakfast? Studies have found that eating breakfast may improve short-term memory and attention. Students who eat breakfast tend to perform significantly better than those who don’t. Foods at the top of researchers’ brain fuel list include high-fiber whole grains, dairy, and fruits. Just don’t overeat; researchers also found high-calorie breakfasts appear to hinder concentration.
Daily Dose of Nuts and Chocolate: Nuts and seeds are good sources of the antioxidant vitamin E, which is associated with less cognitive decline as you age. Dark chocolate also has other powerful antioxidant properties. And it contains natural stimulants like caffeine, which can enhance focus and concentration. A great treat is a few dark chocolate almonds mixed with some healthy nuts and seeds. And an ounce is about a hand size, and not Shaq’s hand – closer to a regular size person, awe probably like yourself.
Add Avocados and Whole Grains Every organ in the body depends on blood flow, especially the heart and brain. Eating a diet high in whole grains and fruits like avocados can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and lower bad cholesterol. This reduces your risk of plaque buildup and enhances blood flow, offering a simple, tasty way to fire up brain cells.Whole grains, like popcorn and whole wheat, also contribute dietary fiber and vitamin E. Though avocados have fat, it’s the good-for-you, monounsaturated fat that contributes to healthy blood flow.
Blueberries Are Super Nutritious Research in animals shows that blueberries may help protect the brain from the damage caused by free radicals and may reduce the effects of age-related conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. Studies also show that diets rich in blueberries significantly improved both the learning and muscle function of aging rats, making them mentally equivalent to much younger rats. Studies done on rats always sound a bit weird, huh? But, everyone tells you to eat blueberries for your health.
Want to feel refreshed in the morning. Besides sticking to a healthy diet and getting exercise. It’s important to stretch.
Experts also advise:
• Get a good night’s sleep.
• Stay hydrated.
• Exercise to help sharpen thinking.
• Meditate to clear thinking and relax.
I’m writing this article at 11:00 PM when I want to be sleeping and I have done all of the above. So, guess what I’m ready for bed. Good Night.