Elevated thinking through Food & Lifestyle - Nina

 

 

 

Some general suggestions to embed in your daily working conditions

  • Get a good night's sleep

  • Stay hydrated

  • Exercise to help sharpen thinking

  • Meditate to clear thinking and relax

 

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Food for Focus 

The way you eat has a huge impact on your level of concentration throughout the day!

Water

The first and most important aspect is to ensure that you stay well hydrated at all times as a lack of only 2% of your water fluids causes a significant reduction of your mental alertness!

If you want to improve your focus, you need to drink enough water. Water “gives the brain the electrical energy for all brain functions, including thought and memory processes”, and it has been proven to help you “think faster, be more focused, and experience greater clarity and creativity”. Every single function of your body depends on water, so it is critically important that you get enough of it.

Fruit

 

 Every time you are looking for a biscuit or soft drink you might just be after the sugar to assist your alertness. If you go for fruit instead you are ensuring that with every sugar related calorie you provide a wide range of anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals and other trace elements every day new ones and their benefits are identified. Ride the wave of health and make use of their beneficial effects before they are even all scientifically explored!

 

 

 

Green tea

Green tea helps you focus for two reasons: one, it contains caffeine, and two, it contains l’theanine. There is no doubt that caffeine helps you focus and improves your alertness. Good. That’s covered. Well, what the hell is l’theanine? It’s an ingredient that’s been shown to “increase alpha-wave activity”, which increases tranquility and releases caffeine more slowly, instead of all at once, which can lead to you crashing. The two ingredients also combine to “produce a better ability to focus attention, with improvement of both speed and accuracy”. If you’re able to handle the caffeine content, introducing green tea into your diet is pretty much a no-brainer.

 Avocados

 According to WebMD, “every organ in the body depends on blood flow, especially the heart and brain”, and avocados “[enhance] blood flow, offering a simple, tasty way to fire up brain cells”.Avocados are also “loaded with fiber (11 to 17 grams per avocado), which helps keep hunger pangs at bay”.

Leafy green vegetables

 Leafy green vegetables are full of antioxidants and carotenoids, which boost your brain power, and help protect your brain. (A good, general tip: the greener a leaf vegetable is, the better.) Leafy green vegetables are also full of B-vitamins, which are “proven to help your memory, focus, and overall brain health and power”. They also contain folic acid, which improves your mental clarity.

 

 

Flax seeds

Like a few of the foods listed already, flax seeds are high in magnesium, B-vitamins, omega-3 fatty acids, and fiber, all of which aid with mental clarity, weight loss, and ultimately, focus. Flax is no doubt a super food. Just make sure you grind them after you buy them (so your body can digest them). Unlike the other items on this list, flax seeds can’t be eaten alone, but they’re great sprinkled on cereal, yogurt, oatmeal, salad, and more.

 

Nuts

Nuts are great for your body in the long-term. “Nuts and seeds are good sources of the antioxidant vitamin E, which is associated with less cognitive decline as you age”, and you just need an ounce of them a day to get this benefit. They’re also rich with essential oils and amino acids that aid your focus.

 

A pleasurable addition - Dark Chocolate

Enjoy dark chocolate daily

 

It contains a small amount of caffeine and powerful antioxidants which are proven to heighten mental alertness. Dark chocolate contains magnesium, which helps you de-stress, and it also stimulates the release of endorphins and serotonin, which make you feel good and heighten your mood. This doesn’t mean you should eat a huge brick of chocolate every day, like the delicious-looking one on the right, but it does mean that dark chocolate in smaller doses can significantly boost your focus

To get all the benefits without unnecessary unwanted calories consider making a tea from raw cacao powder. Add 2/3 of your cup hot water, dissolve the powder in it and add a milk alternative of your choice. The sweeten if wanted/ needed with honey, raw coconut sugar (sustainably sourced), agave syrup etc.

 

Recipes:  

simple: 

a bit more fancy: Raw Cacao and Green Tea Smoothie

 

 


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