6 foods to help you stay focused

Some foods are better than others at boosting our cognitive abilities and helping us stay focused throughout a workday.

There is no quick fix to staying focused all day, of course. But certain everyday elements can contribute to it, and in particular our diet. In this slideshow discover some foods that will help the nerve impulse to propagate along our neurons.

To be focused, it is better to start by trying to not be disturbed by bodily dysfunction. It is difficult to stay focused if you are hungry, if you have a stomach ache or if you lack energy for example. For this, it may be interesting to opt for certain foods rich in vitamins, fibers (to have a good transit!) And which suppress hunger. We therefore think of oranges for the boost, of avocado to be stalled and have an interesting fiber intake.

To stay focused: fish and coffee!

Other foods are known for their fatty acid intake, to be antioxidants or anti-inflammatory: as many properties that have a positive impact on the health of our brain. Fatty fish such as salmon, swordfish, sardines, mackerel … rich in omega-3, or even nuts.

If it is not good to consume too much of it, coffee can also be a good ally of concentration, it helps to stay alert. But you should not exceed 6 cups per day.

To strengthen your concentration: phyto and sophro

Le ginkgo biloba. “Gingko biloba is an excellent plant” assures Michel Pierre, herbalist, co-author of I am learning about herbalism (ed. Leduc). “Its active ingredient causes dilation of the blood vessels that supply the brain.” Better oxygenated, it can thus work better. “I also recommend eleutherococcus. Nicknamed Siberian ginseng, this plant has a gift: it is adaptogenic. This means that the body takes just what it needs from the plant.” Dosage: as an infusion, use 2 to 4 g of dried root powder, rather in the morning, or 2 capsules, one in the morning and one in the evening.

Sophrology. To channel oneself and find inner calm, nothing like sophrology and abdominal breathing, “which soothes the body and keeps the mental hubbub at a distance” underlines Virginie Belliart, author of the Grand livre de la sophrologie (ed. Hachette). She recommends a simple exercise: “With your eyes closed, concentrate on an object, mineral or vegetable, a lemon for example. Imagine its color, its taste, its fragrance, its texture, for a few minutes.” It helps to work on our ability to concentrate.

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2/6 – The blueberries
Blueberries are known to be good for our brain function. They are full of polyphenols and have anti-oxidant properties. They are also natural anti-inflammatories, as revealed by a study published in 2010 in the European Journal of Nutrition, which concluded that they were allies of our cognitive faculties.

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3/6 – Nuts
Nuts are good for the memory, often say grandmothers. And science proves them right: thanks to their vitamin E concentration, they help fight against cognitive decline.

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4/6 – Oranges
Orange is a natural booster thanks to its vitamin C level. Being in good shape is obviously a good point for concentration … But they have another interest, their sugar content, which serves as fuel for the body and the brain. to be more alert.

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5/6 – Fish
Fish rich in omega 3 fatty acids are also allies of concentration. If we wanted to caricature, we would say that they “make intelligent”. Let’s say they have a positive influence on our cognitive abilities because omega-3s are part of the cell membranes of our brain.

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6/6 – Coffee
Of course, in reasonable quantities! Coffee is a booster, thanks to the caffeine it contains. And being in good shape promotes concentration, that’s no scoop. The advantage of the latter is that it has rapid effects in terms of stimulation.

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