Do you feel like your attention span is getting smaller and smaller?
It’s not just you!
With so much entertaining content online, new technology, and new apps like TikTok dedicated to short hits of laughs, it’s no wonder we’re having trouble staying focused.
So, when it comes to increasing your energy and improving your concentration, your diet is the first place to start.
Whether it’s constant brain fog, memory loss, or an overwhelming sense of anxiety, we’re all dealing with problems that affect our energy levels and concentration.
And quite simply, the ability to remain focused can be linked back to ensuring you’re properly nourished and hydrated.
This is because your brain cells work better when they aren’t distracted while keeping your body in check.
Food is the fuel that powers your body.
But… we often forget that food also powers the mind.
When it comes to crushing your to-do list, studying for an exam, or completing that big project, food plays a key role in your attention span and focus level.
When you eat food for concentration, you’re also eating foods that support your mental health.
In fact, studies show that there is a direct relationship between the food we eat and how it helps address depression, anxiety, and trauma.
Eating the right food can make all the difference in how you perform at work and at home.
And vice versa, eating the wrong foods can result in restlessness, inflammation, and lower energy levels.
We’ve compiled our top three savvy snacks to incorporate into your daily diet for better concentration and focus as the seasons change.
We want you to move, groove, and get things done!
Dark chocolate has been known to improve focus because it contains caffeine – which we all know is super helpful for stimulation.
It’s best consumed in moderation as caffeine can be addictive.
Dark chocolate is also loaded with antioxidants and healthy fats, which work with the brain to help improve memory and focus.
Nuts and Seeds
We go nuts for nuts here at Nature’s Garden!
Nuts are loaded with omega-3 fatty acids, which are vital for the brain's cognitive functions.
Nuts also contain copper, manganese, zinc, and selenium, nutrients that are essential nutrients for healthy neurological function.
Eating nuts has been linked with improved moods in some studies too!
A handful of nuts makes a great afternoon snack, or you can add them as a salad topping.
Get inspired with all things nuts here at Nature’s Garden. Our line-up of trail mixes has harmonies of nuts and seeds with fruits and chocolates to keep you in the zone and focused.
Coconut and coconut oil has been used in Ayurvedic medicine for at least 2000 years!
From healing wounds to skin moisturizer, the uses of coconut oil are vast in the natural wellness community.
New studies show that there may even be a link that shows a positive correlation between consuming coconut and improving brain health.
Scientists recently discovered that Medium Chain Triglycerides (MCT) (which are present in coconut oil) can improve memory for Alzheimer patients.
Incorporating coconut oil and coconut into your daily diet may help improve concentration and focus, working to minimize brain fog and keep you in the zone.
OUR TOP SNACK PICK FOR FOCUS & ENERGY
This Nature’s Garden snack incorporates dark chocolate, nuts, and coconut in a beautiful harmony that will leave you wanting more (while getting work done!)
Try our Keto ChocoNut Mix
With a snack this decadent, rich, and nutty, you’ll be wondering how we’ve made a keto-friendly snack that makes you drool this much. Our Keto Choco Nut Mix is equal parts nutty, chocolatey, and crisp, designed to keep your body in ketosis while satisfying your chocolate cravings.
This premium mix features a blend of almonds, pecans, hazelnuts, toasted coconut chips, and dark chocolate. Coconut chips work to help regulate blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels while boosting energy and increasing metabolism. Dark chocolate, of course, provides antioxidant benefits and just the right amount of sweetness to balance the nutty crunch.
Almonds, pecans, and hazelnuts help play a key role in providing your body with essential fatty acids, zinc, potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin E, and folate. What’s more is they pack a protein punch to keep your hunger satisfied throughout the day, and are proven to help regulate blood sugar.
Stay focused, moving, and grooving with Nature’s Garden and snacks designed to fuel the body and mind.
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