In a Fog? Try These 5 Foods for Your Sharpest Mind

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Last time you just couldn't quite concentrate on the task at hand, did you ever consider that your diet might have been the culprit? Just as sugary, refined carbohydrate foods can cause a drop in blood sugar that rolls out the brain fog, there are other foods that enhance your memory and brain function.

BLUEBERRIES There are so many studies that show that blueberries are fantastic for the brain and can actually reverse age-related memory decline! Start liking blueberries now and you'll be doing yourself a favor for the future. It's the anthocyanins and quercetin in blueberries that work the hardest for your brain and those nutrients happen to be found in other berries too- so make sure your diet includes berries of all kinds.

FISH The omega 3s in fish are fantastic for brain function. If you're not a fan of fish, the second best choice is a plant-based omega 3 from a source like walnuts or flaxseed.

NUTS & SEEDS Low HDL (the good cholesterol) has been associated with poor brain function, so get your fill of good-for-you fats! Eat nuts and seeds as snack foods, in moderation, and you'll not only keep your blood sugar stable, you'll be thinking more clearly (and your skin will benefit as well!).

LEAFY GREENS The folate in leafy greens is great for both memory and mood. Plus, greens are full of essential vitamins and minerals that benefit your entire body.

COFFEE You already know coffee keeps your brain on-task when you need it, just don't overdo it! A Finnish study found that people who drank coffee each day in middle age were about 65% less likely to develop dementia or Alzheimer's.

In addition to these brain-boosting foods, there is one more secret...

What if I told you there was a free pill with absolutely no side effects that would slow age-related memory decline and help you think more clearly day-to-day? You would jump at the chance to take it, right? Well, you don't even need to take a pill- you just need to exercise! Getting at least 30 minutes of exercise each day will increase the size of your brain and allow your neurons to function better.

And don't forget,Β  sleeping 7+ hours a night will help too!