What do you do when you experience headache, can’t concentrate properly, hard to gather thoughts, feel mentally exhausted, feel moody, confused, sleep poorly, or all of the mentioned? How do you deal with the foggy feeling and getting lost in the thought? These are all symptoms of mental fog (brain fog). There are a lot of reasons why this happens, from stress to an underlying illness, to lack of sleep, to dehydration, to side effects of meds, to diet. The good thing is it can be tweaked by proper eating since nutrition plays a big role in making sure the brain works round the clock.
Get your focus, memory, and mental energy back and say goodbye to your brain haze with these top foods to fight mental fog.
Certain fats are good for us especially if they’re delicious fatty fish such as salmon, sardines, mackerel, and trout. They are good sources of omega-3 which is a brain and nervous system nutrient, which helps lower inflammation, fights chronic fatigue, improves mood, memory, and cognition. It’s also said to offer you better sleep at night. So, it’s safe to say that you must include fatty fish on your dishes and salads to have a sharper mind, better mood, and more energy. Cook your favorite salmon steak using our 11-inch Nonstick Fry Pan with Lid.
Seeds and Nuts
Your favorite chia seeds, flaxseeds, and walnuts that are included in your toppings for oats and smoothies are good mental fog fighters. They are rich sources of omega-3 that keeps your brain active for memory and concentration. These tiny superfoods can pose a great impact
Instead of using the standard cooking oils, why don’t you shift to olive oil? Yes, it may be a bit pricey but it’s multi-functional and can be more beneficial for health, both physically and mentally. It serves as a learning and memory protector because of its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that can help fight off illnesses and free radicals affecting your brain. Make a habit of using it for cooking or frying, and for salad dressings and dips.
Fruits and Leafy Greens
It is known that fruits and veggies are already a part of your eating habits. The flavonoids and vitamin C present in green leafy vegetables and some fruits such as blueberries, strawberries, grapes, and pomegranates have antioxidant properties that kill free radicals damaging the brain cells, which causes mental fog. Consuming lots of them can improve your brain function, memory, and learning, fend off fatigue, and keep proper blood circulation.
Many of you admire this superfood because it can be added to salads, sandwiches, and other dishes, made into a spread or dip, and more, plus it contains healthy fats. Avocados boost your energy, increase absorption of vitamins, contain potassium and magnesium for blood flow improvement, and lutein for memory, learning, and cognitive enhancement. Want to improve your mental performance at work or at school? Prep your avocados on our Premium Extra Large and Small Bamboo Cutting Board Set and snack on slices of them.
Who doesn’t love sweets? This one is bitter-sweet though, but dark chocolates are not only a treat for sweet tooth because they are also brain boosters and antioxidants. The cocoa flavonols present increases blood flow, which means more oxygen and nutrients flowing through the brain, thus faster and better cognitive function and concentration, more stabilized mood, and more energy boost. You might have a new perspective when eating chocolates, whether a bar ate as raw or powder added to smoothies, and that is, the bitter and darker, the better.
Fermented and Probiotic Foods
Yogurt is a probiotic favorite, but do you know that other fermented foods such as kimchi, sauerkraut, kombucha, and kefir are also probiotic-rich? Why is this important to know? It’s because these good bacteria can aid proper food digestion and get rid of harmful bacteria. The gut produces vitamins and neurotransmitters necessary for proper body and brain functioning. In simpler terms, a healthy gut corresponds to a healthy brain, thus no mental fog.
Eggs are your go-to breakfast (lunch, dinner, and snacks) because they’re nutritious and can fill you throughout the day. The choline present in this protein-packed superfood is helpful for neurotransmitters in the brain responsible for memory. Remember to consume eggs every day so you won’t forget relevant info.
The most vital of them all: water! What else to say, the body is made up of about 60% water, so drinking adequate amounts is important for proper blood, nutrients, and oxygen circulation from head to toe, removes toxins, prevent headaches, and improve concentration and mental clarity. Always hydrate and pack your H2O in our 20 oz. Glass Bottles with Colorful Glass Bottle Sleeves whenever you go out.
Your brain does so much work, so there are times a tiny part of it malfunctions, affecting your ability to focus and think, to maintain your energy level, and to manage your emotions well. If you’re already at this point, then you should consider healthy eating by consuming top brain-boosting foods to fight mental fog.