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Foods to Help Your Focus

Anti-inflammatory diets benefit brain health


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  • Toss darker berries, like blueberries and blackberries, into oatmeal or cereal. They contain antioxidants, which may help ward off cognitive decline.
  • Choose dark, leafy greens, like spinach, Swiss chard and kale, rich in beta carotene and vitamin K, to neutralize inflammation-causing free radicals.
  • Eat salmon or flaxseeds. These contain omega-3 fatty acids, which are important in the brain-healthy Mediterranean, DASH and MIND diets.
  • Enjoy beans and legumes for a dose of B vitamins to help combat inflammation. B vitamins may also help reduce cognitive decline.
  • Choose whole grains over processed. Fiber-rich grains like oats and brown rice may help prevent age-related brain inflammation.

Inflammatory foods, such as processed foods, vegetable oils and sugars, can create brain fog, which will disrupt concentration and distract you from your tasks. Eating a brain-friendly diet rich in anti-inflammatory foods can have the opposite effect.

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