Have you ever had those days when you seem out of focus and have difficulty concentrating? You’re trying to review for an exam but your brain can’t seem to pick up anything. You’re working on an important project for work but you can’t come up with ideas.

You probably had one of those episodes already and you’re probably asking yourself why this is happening. Is it because you’re preoccupied with something? Is it because of personal issues? Is it because of poor health?

Well, any of those could be the culprit but that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything about it when it happens again. There are ways to improve brain activity and one of those ways is to eat food that helps your brain work.

Bananas

It’s always nice to have bananas on top of the counter so you can munch on something for snacks instead of going for junk food. It’s healthy, rich in magnesium, and filled with Vitamin B6 which helps you maintain a healthy nervous system.

What few of don’t know is that bananas are also good for the brain because it helps produce serotonin and GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid) that promotes calm and prudent behavior.  Something you’ll need to be able to focus.

Dark Chocolate

Not all chocolates are bad for you. Yes they can raise your blood sugar when taken excessively but they’ve also got benefits when taken right.

If you’re having difficulty absorbing information or simply having a hard time thinking, try to have some dark chocolates because the flavonoid-rich cocoa found in dark chocolates help stimulate blood flow to the brain. It also contains antioxidants that are good for the brain.

So if you have an exam that you really need to pass, take dark chocolate before the test begins to give your brain the needed boost.

Spinach

We know that spinach gives Popeye superhuman strength but what few of us don’t know is that it also helps boost brain performance.

It actually isn’t spinach in particular but every green, leafy veggie for that matter. Watercress, lettuce, and broccoli also have the same effect if you’re not a fan of spinach. These vegetables help improve concentration and memory by promoting blood circulation to the brain.

Berries

Berries are great-tasting fruits that can be highly addictive especially when you’re in the middle of binge-watching your favorite TV series. They are good alternatives to your popcorn or potato chips because they’re rich in vitamins and antioxidants that not only help keep your body healthy, but also you brain.

Yes, berries are excellent “brain food” because they help you battle short-term memory loss. This is crucial especially when it comes to homework or projects that require attention and focus. By eating berries, you’re keeping your brain active and on top of its game, helping you absorb information and remember the important details.