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5 Ways To Boost Your Brain Power

5 Ways To Boost Your Brain Power

Would you like to improve your ability to concentrate during the day? 

How about being able to retain more information and becoming twice as creative? 

Would you like to feel good both inside and out, have more motivation, And ‘go up a level’ in all areas of your life: at work, at the gym, etc.? 

Well, the good news is that there are lots of ways to boost your brainpower and improve cognitive performance. 

In this post, that’s what we’re going to explore:

Brain Altering Substances 

Anything that you ingest has the power to impact your performance, mood, and energy. Whether that’s in a positive way (energy, feeling good) or in a negative way (tired, sluggish, irritable), it all depends on what you consume.

Most people are not performing at their best because of what they eat and drink on a daily/weekly basis. For example, people overconsume stimulants, such as energy drinks, coffee, and tea – which can lead to fatigue and burnout. 

Add into the mix a Western Diet, which is vast in processed foods, such as sugary carbs, and artificial sweeteners, and all of a sudden, you’ve got millions of people walking around performing well below par. 

These processed foods and excess stimulants also lead to a host of adverse health conditions, such as illness, obesity, and type 2 diabetes. 

Instead of falling victim to these toxic foods, here are five proven ways to boost your brainpower so that you can stand out from the crowd and perform at your very best every day.

#1 Cut Out Processed Carbs

One of the quickest ways to reduce inflammation in the body is to cut out carbs. By cutting out carbs for 2-4 weeks, you will notice a vast improvement to your brain power.

Processed carbs such as pasta, bread, and sugary snacks cause inflammation in the body. This inflammation can be in the form of joint aches, and pain, and IBS. Inflammation also affects you psychologically – low moods, poor memory, and brain fog – struggling to think with any great clarity. 

Instead, ditch the carbs and opt for a low carb diet. Replace carb foods with fats and protein. For example, high protein and fat foods include bacon, eggs, sausages, chicken, cod, steak, mince, tuna, eggs, and nuts. 

#2 Supplements 

Taking supplements can make a huge difference in how your brain functions. Taking a high-quality fish oil supplement can do wonders for your brainpower.

In the UK, there’s also a lot of hype around what’s called ‘smart drugs’ – you may have heard of a brain performance enhancer called Modafinil? There are lots of ways of buying smart drugs in the UK you can often search online but be careful who you buy from. Lots of English actors, sports personalities, and writers swear by using it. Just make sure to do your research and way up the pros and cons before consuming.

#3 Sleep

1 in 3 adults are sleep deprived. It’s not just the lack of sleep that affects cognitive ability, BUT the quality of sleep too.

When was the last time you went into a deep sleep? And had vivid dreams? Lots of people can’t remember the last time they woke up and felt amazingly refreshed. Usually, it’s the other way round, waking up feeling tired and fatigued and unable to leave the house without guzzling down 2 cups of strong coffee! 

Improving your sleep is arguably the most effective way to boost your brainpower and daily performance. It’s also the cheapest thing too! It doesn’t cost a penny. 

Here are 3 guaranteed ways to improve your sleep:

1) Switch off all electrical devices 2 hours before bed (phone, TV, laptop) – instead opt for a bath, and read a book in bed

2) Reduce your caffeine intake – any more than 2 cups of tea or coffee could negatively impact your sleep. Pull back on the caffeine and watch your sleep improve.

3) Sleep in a dark room – use blackout blinds or wear a sleeping mask. The darker your bedroom is, the better.

#4 Exercise

Exercise encourages the body to release feel-good hormones into the bloodstream, hormones such as dopamine, serotonin, and endorphins. These feel-good hormones make you feel on top of the world and boost your confidence and ability to retain information

If you can, try and exercise every single day, whether that’s going to the gym to pump some iron or burn 100 calories on the cross-trainer. Or whether it’s going on a 30-minute walk on your lunch break. Just maks-sure to move each day. 

A bonus tip is to do an activity which is outdoors. Exposure to natural light during the day has been shown to improve your sleep. Do you remember how important sleep is? (see previous point!).

#5 Meditation 

It’s said that humans have over 60,000 thoughts each day. Lots of these thoughts are stressful, worrying about things like paying the bills, giving a presentation at work, etc. These stresses keep us up at night. Instead, why not try some meditating before bed? It’s the perfect way to quieten down that constant noise in your head. There are plenty of good apps you can download, and I recommend Headspace. 

Do these five things each week, and we can guarantee that you’ll boost your brainpower, have more energy, feel 10x better, and be at your very best every day.