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6 Foods that Sharpen Your Focus

Foods that will help build your concentration power!

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| Contributor Content| UPDATED: December 21, 2017, 10:11 AM IST
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Focus on your goals and you’ll end up achieving them, Focus on your tasks and you’ll end up completing them within timelines. Everyone knows the importance of being focused. However, not many know how to sharpen focus at work and life in general. Let’s take a look at 6 foods that are proven scientifically to sharpen your focus, and let you concentrate 100% on the task at hand.

1. Fresh Orange Juice

The natural sugar content in orange is your brain’s preferred fuel. The tangy taste and a punch of vitamins can rejuvenate senses and wake you up. A glass of fresh orange juice can give you short-term memory boost. Stay clear from canned juices though, as they are full of artificial sugar and do more harm than any good.

2. Blueberries

Several studies in rats have shown blueberries improving the learning and cognitive skills in older rats and bringing them at par with their younger breed. Aim at getting yourself a serving of the berries family each day without fail.

3. Fish

The Omega-3 fatty acids in fish boost brain function and lower the risk of dementia. Consuming fish 3 times a week fuels your brain and makes it more efficient, more focused.

4. Nuts & Seeds

Nuts & seeds contain antioxidants and Vitamin E that maintain your cognitive skills and sharpen your concentration power.

5. Tea/Coffee/Chocolate

Caffeine is an ingredient that is known to instantly light up your brain. No doubt a cup of hot coffee, tea or even a chocolate bar can improve your focus, however, this is one item that needs to be consumed in moderation. The more you consume caffeine, the more you are prone to anxiousness and dehydration.

6. Breakfast

Eat a High-fiber, High-protein breakfast before 9:30 AM to shoot your focus at school or work. However, just eating a heavy breakfast is not the key as high-calories can affect your concentration and make you feel lethargic. Include whole grains, vegetables, fruits, cottage cheese or eggs instead of plain bread toasts/paranthas & processed butter breakfasts.

7. General Health

Lastly, your general health is an important factor that enables great focus at work. Aim to sleep at least 6-8 hours each night, eat healthy, exercise moderately each day and stay hydrated to keep the brain unfoggy and focused.
First Published: December 21, 2017, 10:11 AM IST
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