#2 – Rethink Your Diet
On average, roughly 20% of a daily caloric intake (around 400 calories every day) are needed to sustain brain activity.
It’s no surprise that our brain needs high-quality fuel to thrive and perform optimally.
But, not all calories are created equal.
Low-carb diets, particularly keto, have been gaining a lot of traction in the recent decade.
One of the most significant health benefits these diets claim to have is eliminating the brain fog and enhancing mental clarity.
Keto originated in the Mayo clinic a hundred years ago. Its initial purpose? Treating seizures in patients suffering from severe forms of epilepsy.
Ketones produced by the liver during a ketogenic diet have proven neuroprotective properties.
If you are set to gain more mental clarity and sharpen your focus — give keto a whirl.
To jump on the keto bandwagon, it’s essential to know that 70-80% of your daily calories should come from fat, 10-20 % from protein, and just 5-10% from carbohydrates.
Diet deficiency in vitamin B12 can lead to brain fog, as this vitamin is necessary for healthy neurological function.
People following a strict plant-based diet, like vegans, are more at risk of B12 deficiency because it naturally occurs in animal source foods — eggs, dairy, and meats.
Processed foods are best avoided due to the strong correlation between inflammation and brain fog.
No better reason to ditch sugary, carb-laden foods and drinks heavy on artificial ingredients, and swap them with whole-food choices like leafy greens, berries, and herbal teas.