Ever find your mind wandering during the day, unable to focus on the task at hand? I know I've been there. I'll go to look something up, then all of a sudden 25 minutes have gone by and I have to reset and remind myself what I was looking for in the first place. One solution to these daily daydreams, other than taking on less or getting more sleep, can be found in your kitchen. There are many science-backed foods that help you focus that you can incorporate into your regular diet or just make sure to eat before getting to work on that big presentation.
There's no shortage of techniques for regaining (or maintaining) focus and concentration. There are guided meditation practices designed to improve focus, for instance, and a study conducted by University of Illinois researchers found that 20 minutes of yoga can boost concentration immediately afterwards. Establishing a solid breakfast routine has been proven to help kids stay focused at school, according to NPR. These concentration techniques, however, require time — something people don't seem to have enough of these days. But everyone has to eat. So why not eat something that tastes good and improves your concentration at the same time? Try these nine brain boosting foods help keep you focused and nourished all day long.