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Brain Foods That can Improve your Focus

There are few things worse than struggling through the day without enough energy. It’s harder to focus, concentrate on work and get motivated to go to the gym.

Sleep plays a massive role in regulating energy levels. Having an extra cup of coffee in the morning can also give you a jolt. But the food you eat has a major influence on your energy, brain activity and ability to focus.

Research suggests that these brain foods are great for focus and can turbocharge your productivity.  

Dark chocolate
Dark chocolate

Enjoying dark chocolate in moderation does have some health benefits – especially if you’re looking to get focused. “Dark chocolate boosts serotonin and endorphin levels, which are associated with deeper concentration,” Natalie Stephens, a clinical dietician, told Health.

Blueberries
blueberry smoothie

A 2010 study from the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry found evidence that blueberries can improve memory. That’s right, the delicious fruit is not only packed with antioxidants but may also keep your brain sharp!

Looking for a healthy and filling blueberry recipe? Check out this delicious blueberry smoothie recipe and this blueberry muffin recipe. Both dishes are made with BiPro Whey Protein Isolate for added nutrition!

Salmon
Salmon

Salmon carries a number of health benefits. The flavorful fish is much lower in fat than steak for one, and is also loaded with omega threes. “Salmon is a concentrated source of omega-3 fatty acids, which help rebuild brain cells, slow cognitive decline, and also strengthen the synapses in your brain related to memory,” professional health coach Lori Shemek told Health. “The protein in salmon contains amino acids, which are essential for keeping your brain focused and sharp.”  

Whey Protein
whey protein

Whey protein is also an excellent source of amino acids. BiPro protein powders contains all nine essential amino acids that the body needs to consume through food. When you don’t have time to cook up some salmon, try drinking BiPro Protein Water. One bottle has 20 grams of protein and zero grams of sugar, fat or carbohydrate in just 90 calories!

Green Tea
Green tea

Rich in caffeine, green tea is often cited as a great natural energy source like coffee. However, the soothing drink’s nutritional benefits go further than that. A 2014 study found that people drinking green tea performed better on memory-related tasks. 

Bananas
Banana smoothie

According to the San Francisco Chronicle, vitamin B6 can increase cognitive function. One banana contains roughly half of the recommended daily value of vitamin B6, making bananas great brain foods. Try making a BiPro protein smoothie with bananas to boost your focus.

Leafy Greens
Leafy greens

Yes, the people nagging you to eat your vegetables growing up were onto something! In a 2015 study, people who consumed one to two servings of leafy greens per day “had the cognitive ability of a person 11 years younger than those who consumed none.”

Avocados
Avocados

Avocados are a great nutrition source packed with healthy fats. As if you needed another excuse to eat this delicious fruit (yes, avocados are fruit and not vegetables), they also appear to be great for brain health. According to Men’s Fitness, “the monounsaturated fats in avocado help support information-carrying nerves in the brain.”

Looking for an easy way to fit this brain food into your diet? Try our avocado smoothie recipe that includes a serving of BiPro Whey Protein Isolate.


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