10 Natural Concentration-Boosters

In our modern, fast-paced world, multi-tasking is concentration's biggest foe. Slow down and follow some of these strategies to bring your thoughts into clearer focus.

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Put limits on screen time

Keep a track of hours spent on the computer. A Swedish study found unrestrained time on the web-Pathological Internet Use (PIU)-is associated with increased symptoms of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), especially in men.

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Never skip breakfast

Studies show that breakfast eaters score higher on visual searches, accuracy and reaction time. A diet that keeps your blood glucose levels steady throughout the day is best for cognitive performance.

Try these 10 brain-boosting breakfast recipes.

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Try ginkgo supplements

Placebo-controlled UK research found a 120 mg dose of standardized Ginkgo biloba extract quickened performance on tasks requiring attention.

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A small placebo-controlled Korean study found 4500 mg of red ginseng a day for two weeks improved participants’ reaction times and brain power.

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Boost your vitamin B6 intake

Make sure you’re getting enough B6. A Tufts University study linked low vitamin B6 concentrations in the blood to decreased attention and ability to plan.

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Get a good night’s sleep

One night of sleep deprivation can reduce concentration on a visual tracking exercise by more than 40 per cent.

Beat insomnia by incorporating these daily habits for better sleep.

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Drink coffee

Compounds in coffee (not just caffeine) stimulate the brain’s innate anti-oxidant system, improving cognitive function and reducing age-related cognitive decline.

Here’s how to make your coffee habit healthier.

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Eat dark chocolate

Eating dark chocolate has been shown to improve cognitive function and increase driving accuracy and reduce collisions in clinical studies.

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A month of meditation training has been shown to decrease reaction time and increase the ability to concentrate without exerting any extra effort.

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Sniff peppermint

Sharpen your wits with a sniff of peppermint. A randomized International Journal of Neuroscience study of 144 adults found the scent of peppermint enhanced memory, increased alertness and improved reaction times.

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