By | Michele O’Connor | www.mirror.co.uk
A step-by-step guide on how to banish brain fog throughout the day starting from the moment you wake up until you go to bed.
7am – Chill in the shower
Start the day by letting your mind roam in the shower, advises mindset coach Ruth Kudzi (ruthcudzi.com).
“When we relax we can access the area of our brain that does our ‘slower order’ thinking which means we are more creative and can problem-solve better. This is why we often get our best ideas in the shower.”
Finish off with a blast of cold water. This improves alertness and focus throughout the day. New research says swimming in cold water could guard the brain against degenerative diseases like dementia.
It seems the shock of cold water increases levels of a protective protein in the blood, so give your head a cool blast under the spray.
7:30am – Don’t skip breakfast
Growing research suggests eating the right foods – especially in the morning – can help to increase the number of neural connections in the brain.
So scramble a few eggs to have with your toast. Harvard University scientists found people who ate only carbohydrates in the morning were less mentally alert and scored 50 per cent lower on mental tasks than those who also ate protein.
And add Marmite: Love it or hate it, the spread is rich in vitamin B12 which encourages the body to produce more of a neurotransmitter that regulates the delicate balance of activity needed to maintain a healthy brain, say University of York researchers.