There are just days when concentrating on something seems impossible. But hold your horses on getting that extra cup of coffee! There are a lot more healthier choices that could help you sharpen your concentration without loading your body with caffeine.
One fresh fruit that could boost concentration is avocado. The monounsaturated fats in this green fruit help improve the performance of neurons, making it a great snack to munch on when studying or preparing for a presentation.
This easy guacamole recipe from Growing Up Gabel takes just a few minutes to whip up. The recipe may seem simple, but it has all the flavors for traditional guacamole we all love.
Easy Guacamole Recipe from Growing Up Gabel
Lemon or lime juice, preferably fresh
Garlic powder or granules
Another fruit that encourage concentration is blueberry. Rich in fiber, this fruit fills you up and satiates you, preventing hunger pangs from ruining your focus. This breakfast smoothie from Stranded Foodie is also filled with other great ingredients that will help energize you all throughout the day, helping you sustain your mental focus.
Blueberries Breakfast Smoothie from Stranded Foodie
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 of a ripe banana, peeled
2 cups frozen blueberries
2 tablespoons honey, or to taste
1 cup milk, skim or low fat
Listen to your mom when she tells you to eat your greens. Green leafy vegetables are loaded with folate which keeps your mind sharp. If you're not keen on munching on a salad while working, you can munch on green "chips" instead such as this Kale chips from Plan To Eat.
Crispy Kale Chips from Plan To Eat
1 head kale washed and thoroughly dried
2 tablespoons olive oil
Sea salt for sprinkling
TIP: Use a silicone mat when baking kale chips to make it easier to take them off from the pan.
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