6 of the Best Foods to Help Boost Mental Focus

3. Avocados

Avocados are an excellent source of monounsaturated fats, which help to increase production of the neurotransmitter acetylcholine. Acetylcholine functions primarily as a neuromodulator found in the central nervous system which helps to improve your focus and attention by enhancing sensory perception.[9]

Avocados are a good source of the amino acid tyrosine, a precursor to dopamine, the brain chemical involved in pleasure, motivation and learning.[10] Dopamine helps to improve your attention and focus.[11] Reduced concentrations of dopamine are believed to be a contributing factor for attention deficit disorder.

What to do: Accelerate the ripening your avocados by placing them in a brown paper bag with a banana. These fruits produce ethylene gases which are trapped in the paper bag, ripening the avocados faster.


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