Foods That Help You Focus Better

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When you can not concentrate on anything, you should consume 5 following foods to keep you focused.

1. Dried fruits help increase energy

Raisins provide potassium for your body and convert sugar into energy reserves. A mixture of dried fruits supply an amount of magnesium to stimulate the metabolic process, improve the neural system and strengthen muscles. When the level of magnesium is low, the body produces less lactic acids, making you tired at work, inflexible and difficult to focus.

2. Flax-seeds help improve mood

Flax-seeds provide omega-3 that protects bones and prevents inflammation. They also contain alpha-linolenic acid (ALA), a healthy fat that improves the neural system such as stimulating the brain to process information, balance your emotions and boost your mood.

Additionally, the flax-seeds come with other minerals such as manganese, fiber, magnesium, folate, phosphorus and vitamin B6. You can add them to salads, smoothies or use grinded seeds to enhance absorption.

3. Coffee helps increase short-term memory

Caffeine in coffee is proven to slow the aging process and increase the short-term memory's capacity. English researchers discover that the amount of caffeine in a cup of coffee helps improve your problem solving skill. Apart from keeping you stay more alert, sipping a mug of coffee in the morning can prevent the oxidation in American diets as well as reduce the risk of developing Alzheimer’s by 60 percent.

4. Blueberries

The antioxidants in blueberries protect the brain, lower the risk of developing Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s as well as increase efficiency of receiving and processing information. Add some blueberries to your tea break or use before meals and you will see their surprising benefits.

5. Low-fat or non-fat yogurt

Scientists in Slovakia developed a test on volunteers by letting them consume 3 gam lysine and arginine. After measuring the blood levels,they discovered that increasing amino acid intake helps the body reduce anxiety and stress hormones. Yogurt is one of the best foods that contain lysine.

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This article was published on 2013/07/19