Foods That Help You Focus

Aug 30, 10 Foods That Help You Focus

Foods that help you focusHow many times do you space off during the day? Maybe you’re daydreaming about your upcoming date with that Gael Garcia Bernal look-alike, or wondering what is going to happen on la novela tonight (they’re finally revealing the father of Rosa’s baby!). Wherever it is your mind is wandering off to, it needs to get back to the task at hand ASAP because unless that report you need to finish is about Rosa’s baby, your boss is going to have a fit. To help you concentrate and sharpen your focus, increase your intake of the following foods:

  • Fish: the ultimate brain food. It’s rich in omega-3 fatty acids which are essential for brain function and development. These healthy fats help you get and stay focused, as well as slow mental decline and enhance long term memory.
  • Avocados: high in vitamin E and omega-3s, they have some of the same benefits as fish minus the mercury. Pass the guacamole!
  • Blueberries: they help you focus longer and boost your attention span. Studies have also shown that a diet rich in blueberries improves the learning capacity and motor skills of aging rats, making them as mentally sharp as younger rats.
  • Sunflower seeds: super-rich in vitamin E and magnesium, help protect the brain from oxidation and Alzheimer’s disease.
  • Nuts: excellent sources of antioxidants, vitamin E and protein. They help you stay focused and retain information longer.
  • Dark chocolate: oh, yeah! Has similar antioxidant benefits as nuts, and contains just enough caffeine to give you a jolt without sending you over the edge. Also has less sugar and fat than milk chocolate. Reach for that candy bar, chica! It’s not a guilty pleasure, it’s a brain booster!

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