It can be really hard concentrating at times, and so for that reason it’s important to control the effects of bad concentration as much as you can. The best way to increase your concentration is through getting a good night’s sleep, staying well hydrated, exercising, meditating regularly, and eating a healthy energising diet.
Most people don’t realise the effects of their bad diet causes more than health problems and weight gain but also affects their level of productive work. In a competitive world that goes too fast, there’s no room for unproductively.
So how do you concentrate better?
A good start is getting a good night’s sleep, followed by a morning workout and meditation, PLUS ensuring your water bottle doesn’t leave your sight at.
Once you do all that, you then have to eat well for the remaining day to ensure that a bad diet won’t wreck your concentration and focus. This means avoiding foods that make you feel tired.
Foods that make you feel tired include:
- Processed foods/ Fast Food
- High-fatty foods
- High Sugar Foods
- Consuming large amount of grains (breads, pasta, rice etc.)
- Foods with High-GI
- Processed snacks such as chips, pretzels, crackers etc.
- Sweet Snacks
By eliminating these foods from your date and instead consuming the following foods you concentration will be so much better!
- Seeds (pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds, buckwheat groats, quinoa)
- Fatty Fish
- Nuts (especially walnuts, almonds, pecans, brazil nuts)
- Dark chocolate (20g serves will be sufficient for the health benefits)
- Dark leafy greens
- Green Tea
- Maca Powder
- Healthy oils (coconut oil, olive oil, avocado oil, flax oil)
So what can you make with these high concentration foods?
Below I’ve listed some meal ideas to help increase your concentration and focus throughout your day.
- 2 eggs your way with fresh baby spinach
- Green juice
- Quinoa porridge with blueberries, coconut oil, unsweetened almond milk, stevia topped with sunflower seeds
- Sprouted bread with Avocado, pumpkin seeds, topped with olive oil and alfalfa
- Green Smoothie
- Protein Smoothie
- Raw buckwheat porridge
- 1 underripe large banana, avoid really ripe pieces of fruit as fructose/ glucose causes your brain to shrink!
- Handful of blueberries, and pumpkin seeds
- ½ large avocado with olive oil and sea salt
- Dark Chocolate Squares with green tea
- Tuna in olive oil with spinach
- Pumpkin seed and Spinach Salad
- Soaked Almonds
- Celery and Almond butter
- 2 tbsp. Coconut oil
- Handful of walnuts
- Green Tea
- Chia Seed Pudding
- Homemade Dark chocolate with flax seeds
- Flavoured Water with lemon, mint, and cucumber
- boiled egg
- Small Quinoa (¼ cup cooked) Salad
- Sardines on Brown Rice Crackers
- Mixed dark leafy salad with Tuna
- Avocado and Tomato Salad with Quinoa
- Chicken and Mixed Green Salad with raw pumpkin seeds
- Tahini dressed salad with roasted Butternut pumpkin
- Vegetable Stir-fry with lentils and chicken breast
- Grilled Chicken with Greek Salad
- Salmon fillet with steamed asparagus and salad
- Oven Baked fish with parsley and fresh lemon served with side salad
- Avocado and White bean salad with Olive oil
- Fish and Vegetable Stir-fry topped with oven toasted almonds
- Chicken Satay with side salad
- Vegetable coconut curry with lentils
When you go to be bed before 11pm, get at least 8 hours sleep, followed by a morning workout and meditation session, plus rehydrating all throughout day, while eating a super healthy diet, you will have absolutely no reason for your lack of focus and concentration.
If after all this, you’re still finding it hard to concentrate, try ditching caffeine and getting more hours of sleep. Additionally you could add these ph drops to your water, to super hydrate and clear your brain fog!
Alternatively you might just need a little TLC. Sometimes lack of concentration is correlated with boredom and depression. If the work you’re doing doesn’t excite or enthuse you, then try giving some meaning to it. Alternatively it’s best to talk about your feelings with someone close so you can figure out why you feel like you do.