Not feeling your brainy best? Chances are there’s a reason for feeling scattered, confused and foggy.
And if there’s a reason, that means there's a solution.
Eating a diet filled with highly processed foods, aka junk foods, will leave you feeling foggy. There isn’t much, if any, nutrition left in these foods after they’ve been stripped of their natural state taking this and that out and adding in more chemicals than we can count to come up with something that will stay on the shelf indefinitely.
You know if you’ve ever gotten bad gas in your car how it makes your car sputter, cut out and just run poorly. Well, think of highly processed foods as bad fuel for your body.
Get more fresh whole foods into your diet to combat brain fog. Eat organic as often as possible and fill your body with the goodness that comes from real food.
Leading a life without much movement can be a cause of brain fog because your brain isn’t getting what it needs to be sharp and alert.
Your brain needs oxygen and vital nutrients which is carried to it through the blood stream. If you don’t get your blood pumping to increase blood flow through exercise your brain is lacking the very things it needs to do its job properly. Exercise improves brain function, so get off the chair. Even a quick 10-minute walk will go a long way towards improving your brain power.
Our bodies can get polluted from chemicals in the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the foods we eat. If you don’t eat healthy and get some exercise, these toxins can build up, causing your body – and your brain – to function at sub-optimal levels.
Detoxifying can be an unpleasant experience the first time because we’re stirring up all the crud that has built up over our lifetime. The more often you do this the easier it becomes and you will feel the effects of having a cleaner body and a clearer mind.
If you’re under a lot of stress on a regular basis this can lead to physical and mental problems. Stress elevates a hormone in your body called cortisol that causes inflammation in your brain and body. Chronic inflammation can cause a host of issues including fatigue, damaged brain cells, depression, weight gain and glucose imbalance.
You need to have an outlet for your stress. Adding an exercise regimen will help you to not only feel better by releasing endorphins in your brain which cause you to feel good. You can also choose to pamper yourself by taking a hot bath maybe add some essential oils, getting a massage, meditating, or trying qigong. Whatever changes your focus and relaxes you.
If you don’t consume enough water you may suffer from dehydration. The brain needs adequate water to function properly.
You should consume at minimum a half gallon of water per day. An easy way to incorporate more water into your day is to drink a full glass upon rising and another before each meal. Maybe just keep a glass of water near you to be sipping at all day instead of that energy drink, pop, or coffee.
If you find yourself feeling foggy on a regular basis, chances are good you’re suffering from one or all of these issues. Get some exercise, eat better, drink lots of water and release your stress, and you’ll feel sharper in no time.