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Now, on to the main focus of this post. As we go throughout our day, it often becomes increasingly obvious to us how hard it is to focus. We start looking at the clock, waiting, praying that the end of the day will come soon. Or we end up making several quick detours to Facebook or Twitter so we can see what everyone else is up to. As we all know, this cuts way back on our productivity, and I think we would all rather use our time wisely and productively.
In order to help with that, check out some of these foods that the Huffington Post reccommends eating to improve your focus.
- Leafy Greens
Studies suggest that those who have at least two servings of leafy greens per day show increased mental focus. Specifically, they have the mental focus of someone who is five years younger than them. To get your leafy greens in, try eating some salad or serving up some spinach with another entree.
- Whole Grains
Turns out the little, talking cereal biscuit wasn't lying. It has been proven that those who have a breakfast filled with whole grains sustain better mental focus throughout the day. Anything from whole grain toast, to whole grain cereal, to some whole grain oatmeal will help you stay focused throughout your day.
Okay, no surprise there. Everyone has been drinking this stuff to help get them out of bed in the morning since coffee was invented. But apparently, it affects men and women differently. A study done by the Universtiy of Barcelona shows that men get nice half-hour boost ten minutes after drinking a caffinated beverage. Women, on the other hand, get a much weaker boost from the caffiene.
While technically not a food, a 2011 study shows that chewing gum can help you stay more alert. So instead of reaching for a donunt during break time, try a piece of gum. Less calories, and it will help you focus when you jump back in to your work!
We all hope that you found these tips useful, and hope that you have some highly productive days ahead of you!