Do you find yourself forgetting what you just read or misplacing your car keys? You’re not alone! Many people will admit that menopause-related hormonal changes were draining their brainpower. The good news is that these simple steps can improve your focus.
Enjoy colorful berries.
Eating one cup of red, blue, or purple berries every day can make you feel clear-headed. Berries are rich in flavonoids which increase the flow of nutrient-rich blood to your brain cells.
Adding in an easy exercise like brisk walking, biking, swimming daily helps the release of a compound that spurs the growth of healthy new brain cells while helping to rejuvenate older ones. Just changing your routine with this one step can double your ability to focus, think clearly and stay organized.
Wearing earplugs when you’re trying to focus in a loud atmosphere can double your ability to focus on the task at hand. Nonstop noise tires the part of your brain that helps you think clearly and remember what you’ve just learned.
Drink ginseng tea.
Drinking two cups of ginseng tea each day could increase your focus and concentration. Ginseng acts as a natural brain stimulant, and it gives your short-term memory a boost.
You can decrease major brain lapses by going outside in the sunshine each day. Sun exposure spurs your body to produce vitamin D, which helps your brain cells stay young, and your memory stay sharp. Taking 2,000 IU of vitamin D-3 daily is also protective.
Eat lean beef.
Eating 12 oz. of lean beef weekly can improve both short and long-term memory. Beef is rich in vitamin B-12 and zinc, nutrients that help the memory center of your brain function at its peak. The leanest cuts include top sirloin, eye round, and top round steak.
Sniff a lemon.
Take a deep smell of a freshly cut lemon. Its tart, mouthwatering aroma stimulates the release of energizing beta brain waves, revving focus, concentration, and memory.
A daily 100-mg. dose of phosphatidylserine could intensify your focus, concentration, and memory. This soy extract boosts the production of acetylcholine, a compound that helps brain cells communicate.
Take salacia supplements.
Supplementing with 500 mg. of this Ayurvedic herb daily could develop your focus and concentration. Salacia helps your brain absorb more energizing glucose from every meal.