To combat brain fog, the first thing we need to recognize is the need for post-Covid care. Most of us who have had this infection have been very careful about food intake before and during illness. However, post-recovery care is often overlooked and this can lead to a slower return to normal health and functioning. So if you’ve recovered from Covid in the last few weeks, months, or even this year, and you’re suffering from brain fog, there are some dietary measures you might want to incorporate.
What is Brain Fog?
As the name suggests, it’s the clouding of your brain function, which means you’re not allowing your brain to function at its full capacity. Signs of this medical condition may develop during Covid and persist after recovery, or they may come on suddenly after you recover. Therefore, you need to be careful enough to spot it.
Brain fog does not allow you to think clearly or allows your mind to fixate on a thought or word with focus and precision, making it difficult to perform any mental task.
Brain fog does not allow you to think clearly or allows your mind to fixate on a thought or word with focus and precision, making it difficult to perform any mental task. So, if you experience such symptoms, here is how you can adjust your diet.
Add omega-3 fatty acids
Generally, most fish, especially salmon, are high in omega-3 fatty acids. Studies have shown that fatty acids may slow cognitive decline in the aging population and may also help people with Alzheimer’s disease and dementia. If you are vegetarian, you can opt for walnuts, flax and chia seeds. These are great brain foods and can get you back to your old productivity in no time.
Cocoa for concentration
Stock up on good cocoa chocolate or drink cocoa drinks to open up your brain cells. Cocoa contains flavanols and antioxidants, both of which are great for brain health. Flavanols are known to protect neurons, keep inflammation at bay, support memory, cognitive function and learning.
Turmeric for your thought?
Turmeric has been the magic potion of Ayurveda for years, and while it’s best known for its antiseptic uses, it also contains curcumin, an antioxidant that helps Alzheimer’s patients by deterring plaque formation. Needless to say, this antioxidant also improves cognitive functions, so turmeric is a staple in your diet if you’ve been feeling a little foggy lately.
Blue, black or blackberries – all kinds of berries are wonderful brain foods. In fact, blueberries are sometimes called “brain berries” due to their flavonoid content that can fight brain inflammation and oxidative stress. There are several other types of foods you can try, such as yogurt, eggs, and foods high in vitamin B complex and vitamin C. They all boost brain health.