Sometimes even with the proper amount of nutrition in our diet, we still get brain fog. With our busy lives, we don’t have time to think about where we left the keys or struggle to stay focused on a simple task. Here are some of our tips for kicking brain fog to the curb.
What is brain fog?
Brain Fog is defined by WebMD as “a term used for certain symptoms that affect your ability to think. You may feel confused or disorganized or find it hard to focus and put your thoughts into words.”
What is the culprit?
Food additives such as artificial sweeteners, foods that contain MSGs, and processed foods can be to blame. Lifestyle factors such as not getting enough sleep, not getting good quality sleep, stress, anxiety, and not getting enough nutrients can also come into play.
People who have some short-term memory loss such as not being able to find the right word when describing something, having trouble finding your wallet, or having a hard time concentrating could all benefit from a few lifestyle changes to eliminate brain fog. When your mind is clear and alert, it will be so much easier to remember things and stay productive.
How to say goodbye to brain fog.
If you are a productive and mentally clear person who is just experiencing an off-day or a person who frequently finds themselves in a daze, there are several things you can do for relief.
Diffuse essential oils. We love diffusing peppermint or grapefruit essential oils. Breathing in the aroma of these essential oils will stimulate and energize the brain, helping you to stay productive. Breathe deeply for best results.
Get some extra sleep. Hitting the hay early or even treating yourself to sleeping in can be really effective for improving your mental clarity. Though sometimes, we still wake up tired and groggy after getting some extra sleep. This could be from low quality sleep. Whether it’s waking up a lot during the night or staying in a light sleep all night, quality of sleep can be improved with diffusing lavender essential oil while you’re lying in bed and keeping a strict sleep schedule. Try to not eat a heavy meal too close to bedtime and avoid caffeine later in the afternoon.
Supply your body with the proper amount of nutrients. Foods that are high in antioxidants like blueberries and raw cacao can really improve mental clarity. A lot of the time, we don’t get enough nutrients from the food we eat, so all organic, plant-based supplements are the way to go. Wellness Origin’s Black Walnut Extract and Digestive Cleansing Clay help to detox and nourish the body. Eating foods that are rich in vitamin E such as avocados are also effective for keeping the brain healthy and alert.
With these tips, you’ll be back to your fully-productive self again soon!
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