One of the most interesting things about eating is how numerous ingredients enter the brain through your blood stream. The elements that make it through to power your brain will help you to either focus or lose focus.
Most of what we eat will be broken down to one thing: Glucose. Glucose is our fuel, keeping our brains awake and alert. So at all times, we have a certain glucose level in our blood. The most important is that we are in full control of how we release glucose to our blood and our brains. Certain foods release glucose quickly, while others do so more slowly, yet sustainably.
The brain works best with about 25 grams of glucose circulating in the blood stream, which is equal to about the amount found in a banana. The way you can get those 25 grams of glucose into your blood stream is pretty easy. You can eat a donut. You can eat a small bowl of oats.
Over the stretch of a normal 8-hour day however, the differences are spectacular. After eating the donut, we will release glucose into our blood very quickly. We will have about 20 minutes of alertness. Then our glucose level will drop rapidly, leaving us unfocused and easy to distract. It’s like putting the foot down on the gas pedal until you’ve used all your fuel. The oats, on the other hand, release their sugar as glucose much slower. This means we will have a steady glucose level, better focus, and higher attention levels.
There are plenty of healthy options for us to choose from and to fuel our brain the right way!! Stay focused and achieve your dreams!!