Did you know that the food we eat has a direct impact on our cognitive performance?
How does it happen?
Just about anything we eat is converted by our body into glucose, which provides the energy the brain needs to stay alert and focused. When we run low on glucose, we have a tough time staying focused and our Mind starts to dilute its focus. I know almost all of you find it very difficult to concentrate on an empty stomach.
You see what happens is not all foods are processed by our body at the same rate, some like bread, pasta, soda release glucose quickly leading to a burst and then a Slump of energy Next, you have high-fat meals which provide more sustained energy levels, but again they require your digestive system to work harder, reducing oxygen levels in our brains which again leads to dilution of concentration. Well-known researcher findings say that fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins and nutrients including antioxidants that protect the brain against oxidative stress and increase healthy vascular function which is vital for the cognition process.