3 Brain Booster Tips For Better Mental Focus

Do you find yourself in need of a brain boost?  Having adequate rest certainly helps with mental alertness but what also gives us good brain energy are the foods we eat.

When you are on the go you can sometimes forget to fuel yourself with the proper ammunition throughout your day.  There may be times when you have mental fog or times when you have to strain to concentrate.  Let’s examine some ways to help you increase mental focus as an actor and in your life in general.

The food you consume affects your mental focus

Glucose feeds your brain cells.  It is derived from carbohydrates, which enter your bloodstream as blood sugar.

  • Fruits
  • Vegetables
  • Whole Grains

High fiber foods take time to digest, which provides a gradual release of glucose into your system.  Feeding yourself high fiber food regularly will maintain brain focus.  This regular interval of glucose intake is what your brain needs to function in its top form.  A small snack every 4 hours is a good rule of thumb.

Tip #1 – Don’t Skip Breakfast

Your brain needs to be fed when you wake up from your sleep.  A balanced breakfast will give your brain the boost it needs to get things rolling for your day.  Include not only carbohydrates but perhaps protein as well for good measure.

Tip #2 – Best Brain Proteins 

Protein provides amino acids, which is good for your brain.

  • Poultry
  • Fish
  • Dairy Products
  • Nuts
  • Beans

Those are some foods that produce dopamine that promotes strong brain awareness.

Tip #3 – Best Brain Beverage

It is always recommended to keep hydrated.  When you are feeling dehydrated, this reduces mental clarity and you may find yourself struggling to place your focus on your tasks.  Water is always an excellent choice.  Of course, you can juice and extract great nutrients for an organic beverage.

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Joseph Arnone

Joseph Arnone is the founding editor-in-chief of Monologue Blogger. In addition to running MB, Joseph is a filmmaker/producer who has had his films premiere at Festival de Cannes - Court Metrage and Tribeca Cinema's Big Apple Film Festival. He can be reached at Joseph@monologueblogger.com