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Which Foods Can Help Concentration?

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Did you know that what you eat can affect your concentration? With such busy lives, it’s important that we’re not just fuelling our bodies, but our brains too, so we’re ready for everything the day has to throw at us at home, work, school and everywhere in between.


blueberries, a source of antioxidants


Here are some of the best foods for concentration…


6 Foods That Can Help Concentration


1. Blueberries


Blueberries are full of antioxidants that can help to protect your body from free radicals that can damage your cells and contribute to ageing. By consuming foods rich in antioxidants, you can contribute to helping to stop this process by fighting free radicals.


Try our vegan blueberry and pineapple smoothie featuring our Raw Organic All-in-One Protein Powder for a tasty way to get more blueberries into your diet:


The Perfect Vegan Blueberry and Pineapple Smoothie Recipe


The Perfect Vegan Blueberry and Pineapple Smoothie Recipe

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2. Eggs


How do you like your eggs in the morning? Eggs naturally contain vitamin B12, which contributes to the reduction of tiredness and fatigue.


Fatigue and tiredness can play a big role in your ability to concentrate, so try starting your day with scrambled, poached, boiled or fried eggs or even an omelette to help set you up for the day ahead.


If you follow a plant-based diet, our Organics Vitamin B12 Spray provides a vegan source of vitamin B12 in a tasty raspberry flavour.



3. Green Tea


We know it’s not a food, but the benefits of green tea are plentiful. Green tea contains caffeine, which can provide you with an energy boost, potentially helping you to focus better as a result, so you can concentrate and take on your to-do list with more energy.


4. Bananas


Bananas have been linked to boosting concentration many times – they’re often mooted as the ideal snack if you need a quick energy fix and they’re a great source of fibre, vitamin B6, vitamin B12 and vitamin C.


5. Nuts and Seeds


Nuts and seeds are often linked to helping with concentration levels, as many contain omega-3, as well as antioxidants. For example, walnuts and flax seeds are a good source of omega-3, while chia seeds naturally contain antioxidants.


nuts and seeds


Swap your usual afternoon snack for a handful of nuts or seeds to give your energy a boost to get over that mid-afternoon slump.


6. Oily Fish


Oily fish, such as salmon, mackerel and tuna, are a source of essential omega-3 fatty acids. DHA is one of these omega-3 fatty acids – DHA contributes to the maintenance of normal brain function.


Fish isn’t everyone’s favourite choice at breakfast to set them up for the day ahead, but omega-3 supplements are a great, convenient way to boost your omega-3 intake. Our Oceans 3 Beyond Omega-3 Softgels deliver 1,275mg of omega-3 per daily serving, with the DHA they contain also contributing to the maintenance of normal vision.



Find out more about the benefits of omega-3 supplements here:


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