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7 foods that boost your focus, concentration and memory

From coconut, salmon to beetroot and blueberries, include these food items in your daily diet for a sharp memory.

fitness Updated: Jun 03, 2018 15:23 IST
Abhinav Verma
Abhinav Verma
Hindustan Time
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It’s imperative to include certain kinds of foods in our daily diet to improve our focus, concentration and most importantly, memory.(Shutterstock)

All of us have suffered from moments when we badly want to remember something but our memory failed us. Being forgetful is usually because of factors such as lack of sleep, tiredness, and genetics. However, one of the most unknown reasons for having a fragile memory is diet. It’s imperative to include certain kinds of foods in our daily diet to improve our focus, concentration and most importantly, memory. We got in touch with Tripti Tandon, nutritionist, who gives a list of foods that boost our memory.

1)Blueberries:It’s one of the most potent anti-oxidant rich foods. It’s an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin C and fiber. They are also high in gallic acid, which protects our brain against degeneration and stress.

2)Beetroot:This vegetable is anti-inflammatory and helps to rid our blood of toxins. They also contain natural nitrates, which help to boost the flow of the blood to the brain; and that helps boost memory and concentration.

3)Coconut:Consuming coconut in any form is essential because apart from boosting brain health, it helps to maintain psychological health. Various studies, over the years, have suggested that coconut water is extremely helpful in dealing with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.

4)Salmon:The fish is extremely effective in boosting memory, concentration and psychological health. It contains high doses of omega-3 fatty acids, which are essential for smooth brain function and it also prevents brain fog.

5)Walnuts:Regular consumption of vitamin E helps to boost mental alertness, which makes us less forgetful. Walnuts are a powerhouse of vitamin E and they should be consumed on a regular basis for a good mental health.

6) Whole grains: One of the reasons you tend to have a hazy memory or you lack mental awareness is that your brain doesn’t get enough energy. Include whole grain in your diet as they provide sufficient energy to your brain. Start your day by including oatmeal, wheat bran, and cereals in your breakfast as they provide glucose to our body.

7)Tomatoes:The red vegetable contains lycopene, a powerful anti-oxidant that prevents our brain from harmful free radicals. By protecting our brain from free radical damage, lycopene improves our memory and cognitive function.

First Published: Jun 03, 2018 15:21 IST