Increase My Memory and Concentration By Changing My Diet

8:01 PM Posted by: Toshi O. 0 comments

Recent years have seen an increase on attention being paid to the value of diet in relation to health. When it comes to the ability to center, this has been a major focus of research, largely because of its ability to help children with ADHD. While it took doctors awhile to catch up, parents have long suspected that diet had the ability to affect the performance of people with attention deficit disorders. While studies are still inconclusive, many doctors who treat ADHD are beginning to make consistent recommendations. These dietary measures are not just for attention deficit patients either; they can actually enhance focus and performance in everybody.

What to Eat?
When it comes to concentration and awareness, there are a good number of foods that you should be regularly including in a balanced diet. Most people recommend that a high-protein breakfast start off every day. This prompts your brain to start activity and awakens the portions that deal with concentration and awareness. In addition, protein provides the fuel necessary to continue performing as your day progresses. As lunch time looms closer, keep a balance in what you are eating. Consuming too many carbohydrate-rich foods can cause a mid-afternoon drag to take over. This is because carbs provide a quick boost of energy, followed by a slump. Instead, try eating a salad, topped with nuts and meat. Finally, as a general rule, whole foods are always better for concentration and awareness function. Specifically, look for those items that have an antioxidant effect. These substances can actually reduce concentration and awareness damage, improving concentration abilities permanently.

Moderate These Items
There are some foods that have the ability to develop short-term concentration and awareness or even enhance your focus for the entire day. However, they are often overused, creating dependency and a backlash of lowered energy. This category of foods includes caffeine, found in things like coffee or even green tea. Some coffee can certainly increase memory and concentration. However, donít use it for a crutch and keep your consumption to well below a reasonable level. Besides the obvious, there are other foods that have the ability to harm your brain function. While these may not be a problem for everybody, more people than ever suffer from food allergies. Consuming foods that cause allergic responses can overload your body, causing poor memory and decreased concentration. If you suspect that you have allergies, get tested to determine what foods you should avoid.

Stay Away From It
For those that are concerned about concentration and awareness, there are some foods that should just never see the inside of your kitchen. These are the most obvious culprits that parents of ADHD children report as causing or exacerbating concentration and awareness problems. The most commonly cited problem food for focus is sugar- most especially high fructose corn syrup. To boost my memory, I stay away from sugar as much as possible. Instead, favor natural sweeteners, such as honey or stevia. Another problem area is synthetic food colorings. Children with ADHD are often extremely sensitive to artificial color, especially red dyes. Other artificial additives, such as MSG, can lower concentration and awareness. What you eat forms the basis that your brain builds on. Whole foods, high in protein and full of energy, feed good concentration and awareness. In addition, fat makes up the matter that your brain is built on, so don't neglect healthy lipids! Finally, if you canít read it, or donít know what it actually is, just avoid those foods altogether.

These are just some of the techniques I use to boost my memory and if you make these simple changes you will too.

Toshi O. is a retired amateur Muay Thai fighter who also consults with some of the top pharmaceutical companies in the world.

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