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8 Healthy Foods to Help Concentration

Brain Food by MyNutriCounter

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     1. Blueberries

Eating blueberries improves short-term memory loss and motor coordination. Get your dose of brain berries in this scrumptious Blueberry Pudding, Jam and Custard recipe or try our Raw Plum Trifle. The high levels of gallic acid make blueberries especially good at protecting our brains from degeneration and stress.

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      2. Beets

These root vegetables are some of the most nutritious plants you can eat. The natural nitrates in beets boost blood flow to the brain, helping with mental performance. For some creative new ways to eat this brain food, try Steak with Beetroot Mash or Cauliflower & Beet Salad in Curry-Mustard Vinaigrette.

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       3. Green Tea

Green tea doesn’t just keep you awake, but it is also improves your mental ability. It contains caffeine that helps you focus and improves your brain performance and alertness. If you want to know more about the positive effects of drinking green tea then you should read this nutrition article called Health Benefits of Green Tea.

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       4. Fatty Fish

Eating salmon, tuna, sardines, mackerel, and trout can improve your mental performance and behavioural function. These two recipe options –  Smoked Salmon & Scrambled Egg With Healthy Hash Browns and Oriental Tuna Tartare Cups may help improve cognitive function, poor memory as well as mood swings, depression, and fatigue.

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        5. Broccoli

Broccoli is one of the best brain foods out there! It is a source of two crucial nutrients (Vitamin K and Choline) that help improve brain function. A couple of recipes that include this healthy food are Boiled Eggs with Broccoli Soldiers and Coconut and Almond Broccoli Rice.

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         6. Water

Not only is water a vital to our bodies, drinking enough water can help improve your focus and concentration. It gives your brain the electrical energy for all brain functions. If you find it difficult to incorporate water into your diet, add an extra dimension to plain water by infusing it with some delicious fruits. Check out this recipe – Infused Water – to be inspired.

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           7. Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolates can help increase your focus and attention span as it contains a small amount of caffeine, which has been proven to boost mental alertness. Some recipes that would provide you with these brain benefits are Dark Chocolate Waffles with Coconut-Maple Butter and Chocolate Banana Pops.  Eating this food will also make you feel good and improve your mood!

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            8. Avocados

Containing both vitamin K and folate, avocados help prevent blood clots in the brain (protecting against stroke). Here are two recipes that will give you these nutrients – Chilled Avocado and Cucumber Soup and Avocado and Coconut Cream Smoothie.  Avocados also help improve cognitive function, especially both memory and concentration

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We hope you include these foods into your diet, especially if you are studying or working hard, as they will really make a difference to your mental health and help keep you focused and alert.

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