You know the feeling…
You’re clutching for words. You can’t dig through the archives quickly enough to locate that pesky word. The perfect word for the current thought train. Your conversation partner looks away for a split second. Their eyes glaze over ever so slightly. Now your attention has turned to wondering what they are thinking about.
5 tips to help lift brain fog
Although this is yesterdays news, hydration maintains it status at the top of the list. A recent study demonstrated slight dehydration to the level of 1% loss of body mass over the 4 hour period impacted memory recall. (1) Perhaps more noteworthy was an increase in the feeling of thirst contributing to a subjective decline in energy levels. It’s feasible that the decline in memory performance and energy levels is due to the perception of being dehydrated. Ether way, I’m sure you’ll agree that your brain just works better when the fluid levels are up.
According to Jim Kwik, a brian performance expert, blueberries should hence forth be known as ‘brainberries’ and I agree. Blueberries are super nutrient dense. They are high in antioxidants such as vitamin C. Which are super important to keep your cells healthy by defending against the effects of harmful byproducts often found in our food. As an added bonus, they are also extremely low in calories and a whole cup of blueberries provides only 15 grams of carbohydrates, so you can still consume them if you are on a low carb diet. Blueberries are a great snackfast option (post breakfast snack but still too early for morning tea).
3. Dark Chocolate
Get the basics right first
- Benton D, Jenkins KT, Watkins HT, Young HA. Minor degree of hypohydration influences cognition: a mediator analysis. Am J Clin Nutr. 2016 Sep;104(3):603-12.
- Anderson JR, Hagerdorn PL, Gunstad J, Spitznagel MB. Using coffee to compensate for poor sleep: impact on vigilance and implications for work performance. Appl Ergon. 2018 Jul;70:142-147.