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Sharpening Mental Focus with Food

Jun 28, 2024 09:33AM ● By Tiffany Brown-Bush

For those struggling to concentrate through brain fog, the culprit might be hiding in the kitchen. Food can impact our focus, and here are some strategies to sharpen it. Our brains require a steady stream of nutrients to function optimally, and the types of food we eat greatly influence our mental clarity and focus.

Protein provides the building blocks for neurotransmitters. Aim for a minimum of half our body weight in grams of protein daily. Sources include organic chicken, turkey, grass-fed beef, protein shakes (low sugar), fish, beans and lentils.

The brain is 60 percent fat. Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for brain function. For a brain boost, supplement with clean-grade Omega-3s and eat salmon, sardines or mackerel three times a week.

Choose natural, unprocessed carbohydrates like berries, leafy greens, brown rice and oats for sustained energy. Packaged carbs and desserts can leave us feeling foggy, sluggish and anxious.

Dehydration can significantly impair cognitive function. Drink plenty of water throughout the day; consume at least half our body weight in ounces daily.

Blood sugar stability is crucial for focus. Eating regular meals and consuming 35 to 50 grams of fiber daily helps maintain stable blood sugar levels and prevents energy crashes that can impair concentration.

Incorporating these dietary strategies can support brain health, optimize focus, resolve brain fog, and improve focus and overall well-being.

Tiffany Brown-Bush, a traditional naturopathic doctor, board-certified Doctor of Natural Medicine and owner of Doc Brown-Bush Integrative Therapy, is licensed through the North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors. Her office is located at 21000 Torrence Chapel Rd., Ste 208, in Cornelius. For her Focus Training, visit To schedule a 15-minute complimentary consult, an appointment, and for more information, visit or call 704-491-2216.

Doc Brown-Bush Integrative Therapy - 21000 Torrence Chapel Rd Ste 208 The Blake House Cornelius NC

Doc Brown-Bush Integrative Therapy - 21000 Torrence Chapel Rd Ste 208 The Blake House, Cornelius, NC

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