Having the so-called “brain fog” while we’re trying to work cannot help at all, right? We’re not talking about a medical condition. Brain fog refers more to some symptoms that can affect a person’s ability to think.
According to FastCompany.com, being careful with what kind of meals we consume can prevent brain fog from occurring during work. A Harvard-trained nutritional psychiatrist explains further on the afore-mentioned publication.
Listening to our body and mind is crucial
The nutritional psychiatrist explains, as appeared on FastCompany.com:
If we take moments to listen to our bodies and minds through the process of eating our daily meals, we can develop a keen awareness of the elements of our diet which benefit us most. In doing so, we are empowered to consciously select those foods which best enable our focus, alertness, and productivity, while consuming delicious, brain-healthy nutrients, too.
Surely everyone knows by now that nutrition plays a huge role in maintaining good health for us, including mental health.
But what are the common triggers when it comes to post-meal brain fog? The nutritional psychiatrist mentions foods that are high in simple carbohydrates, too much caffeine, and some allergies or undiagnosed digestive conditions.
The psychiatrist also explains, as also appearing on FastCompany.com:
Both protein and fiber are known to improve glycemic control. And, as our gut microbes thrive on fiber, a fiber-rich meal means extra love for your stomach. Think about adding veggies, berries, beans, nuts, seeds, legumes, lentils, and healthy lower-glycemic whole grains to your diet.
Some signs of brain fog, as explained by NetMeds.com, are throbbing headaches, memory loss, a decline in concentration, forgetfulness, absence of comprehension, mental confusion, and more.
Luckily, there are plenty of ways to get rid of brain fog, except for being careful with what we eat. We can try spending less time on the computer and smartphone, changing our diet, getting enough sleep, avoiding alcohol and cigarettes, working out, and more.