Brain fog and fuzzy thinking can make you feel like you’re not being productive which can affect both your work and relationships, and leave you feeling completely helpless. Diet can definitely play a huge role in helping you to have more energy and greater mental focus so you can slay the day.
Here’s how to get past that morning brain fog with the 6 best morning foods to ignite your brain!
Brain Fog Food #1 | Avocados
Avocados are a brain must and are a top choice to add to your meals. Not only are they are a great source of healthy fats that are essential for brain health, they also help to boost the nutrient absorption of fat soluble vitamins like vitamins (A, D, E, K). Your hippocampus loves Vitamin A because it helps to produce those feel good neuroransmitters dopamine and serotonin.
Brain Fog Food #2 | Eggs
Hands down your top breakfast food of choice should be eggs. Your brain is counting on you to provide it with choline, a B Vitamin found in eggs. Choline helps your brain manufacture the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. This neurotransmitter is key for memory. So have some eggs before an important meeting or test. A whopping 90% of the American population is deficient in choline. Eating 3 eggs daily will meet women’s minimum requirement. 4 eggs a day for men.
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Brain Fog Food #3 | Raw Cacao
Yes you can have chocolate in the morning! You’re welcome 🙂 Cacao in its raw form is one of the world’s highest sources of antioxidants that help to boost your mood and energy. It increases your brain processing speed and helps to reduce mental fatigue. It also has magnesium which will help to smooth out your nerves before that big meeting or exam.
Brain Fog Food #4 | Blueberries
Blueberries contain two very important compounds that are known to improve brain function and help to clear your brain fog away: anthocyanins and pterostilbene.
These antioxidants go a long way with protecting your brain and have also been shown to improve memory and increase blood flow to the brain.
Brain Fog Food #5 | Walnuts
Walnuts are a rich source of omega-3s that will sharpen your brain and get those juices flowing. It’s no coincidence that walnuts actually look like brain. The compounds in walnuts work together with the anthocyanins in blueberries to sharpen your memory and improve communication between brain cells. So toss some walnuts in your blueberry smoothie
Brain Fog Food #6 | Fermented Foods
This is one powerful group of foods! Your gut bacteria works hard and is responsible for the formation of over 30 neurotransmitters such as serotonin, norepinephrine, acetylcholine, dopamine, and GABA.
Fermented foods such as kimchi, miso, yogurt, and kefir, promote healthy levels of good bacteria in your gut.
If you have low levels of good bacteria you may be more prone to memory. brain fog and focus problems as well as anxiety and depression. My favourite way to get fermented foods in the morning is with Genuine Health Fermented Protein Powder. I also find that I don’t get the bloat like I do with most other protein powders.
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