4 Foods for Mental Clarity

Have you ever had one of those days where you just can’t seem to think straight? You know the kind. You walk into a room and immediately forget what you were doing. You can’t find your keys anywhere, only to realize that they are in your hand. These days probably happen a lot more often than any of us would like to admit. If you find yourself in these shoes, it might be possible to eat your way to a clear and healthy mind. For a little mental clarity, check out these 4 mind clearing foods.

Dark Chocolate

Chocolate, or more specifically dark chocolate, is full of antioxidants. Antioxidants help to repair and protect cells within the body. Because dark chocolate is full of this very important substance, it’s a dessert that tastes great and packs a powerful healthy punch as well. Grab a little bite after dinner, or eat a small amount as a snack, and you can enjoy the bitter sweetness and the benefits that come along with it.

Spice It Up

Did you know that eating spicy foods makes an actual chemical change in your brain? Researchers believe that this chemical change brings about a stronger memory which benefits the brain in learning and clarity. To add a little spice, stock up on colorful peppers. Jalapeno, chili peppers, poblano…all of these aid the brain in its memory function. You can also add spices like cayenne and chili powder to your favorite meals for an easy way to gain the benefits.

Leafy Greens

Leafy greens like spinach are packed full of antioxidants and Vitamin B. As already stated, antioxidants are great for improving cell function and mental clarity. Vitamin B has been proven to be an effective food for improving memory and overall brain function. While you can get Vitamin B in the form of a supplement, eating it in the form of leafy greens gives you a few more benefits and a healthy addition to your regular menu.

Water

A large portion of the brain actually consists of water. Ensuring that you get enough water prevents dehydration, and promotes healthy brain function. Since literally all functions in the body depend on water, making sure that you get enough H2O is critical to all parts of the body including the mind.

If you find yourself struggling to remember what you’re doing or where you’re going, rest assured that help is available. You can add these foods to your diet to improve your health along with your mental clarity and focus for a healthier and more productive life.

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