There are many junk foods out there that can cause brain fog and unclear thinking. There are also a number of good foods that help to clear up and prevent foggy thinking. They are literally “food for thought”. Food can effect your moods as well as your ability to think clearly. Food can contribute to the state of your mental health. Here are a few healthy foods that can help clear up your thinking.
Yogurt contains probiotics which are healthy bacteria. The mix of bacteria in your digestive system can have a direct effect on your thinking processes. Fermented foods like yogurt can help provide the right bacteria to keep you functioning at your best. Probiotics affect neurotransmitters, and oxidative stress. which can be helpful in treating depression. Be careful about what kind of yogurt you get. Many popular brands are laden with sugar and artificial color and additives. Be sure you get a reputable brand.
Many kinds of fish contain omega-3’s. These fatty acids can play a large role in assisting with anxiety and depression. They are important for mental health and can be easily obtained by eating fish two or more times a week. You can also get omega-3’s in fish oil supplements. Another popular way to get omega-3’s is by taking krill oil capsules.
There are many kinds of berries that are truly delicious and readily available both fresh and frozen. Of course organic are best, if they are available. Berries contain huge amounts of antioxidants and these can fight free radicals which can help with depression problems.
Just about everyone knows that veggies are good for you; especially green leafy veggies. Spinach, broccoli, and beet greens are loaded with vitamins that all contribute to clear thinking. They are a great source of folate (vitamin B-9) which may help depression. They also contain carotenoids which boost brain power. and antioxidants which may help depression.
Mateljan, George, The World’s Healthiest Foods, Second edition, 2015