5 Foods That Boost Concentration

Bitter chocolate

A bar of dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa) is an absolute must-have in the workplace. They contain a tiny dose of caffeine which helps to invigorate, and magnesium which soothes stress and stimulates the release of endorphins and serotonin, which ultimately puts you in a better mood and helps you concentrate better on the task at hand.


The healthy fats that avocados are rich in work as fuel for our brain. They stimulate brain activity, helping you concentrate better on your work. In addition, the fruit is high in antioxidants, which prevent inflammation and protect brain cells from free radical damage. If you’ve got a busy day ahead of you, have an avocado for breakfast – read about the best foods to pair it with here. 


Nuts are a great source of healthy omega-6 fatty acids and plant protein. They are great for satiating the body, allowing you to forget about hunger for a long time and stimulate brain activity. Experts recommend always having a pack of nuts on hand – it’s a simple and healthy snack that will energise you for the rest of the day and boost your attention and concentration.

Green tea

Green tea is a treasure trove of nutrients that stimulate the nervous system and help you focus better on the tasks at hand. Tea contains caffeine and theanine, which help to invigorate, while an abundance of antioxidants prevents inflammation and protects brain cells from free radical damage. The main thing to remember is not to drink green tea in the evening – it can provoke sleep problems. It’s better to drink herbal teas at bedtime – we told you about the healthiest ones here. 

Flax seeds

Flax seeds are a real superfood. They contain record amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, the main fuel for our brains. In addition, flax is rich in magnesium, B vitamins and fibre. All these substances nourish the brain and improve concentration. Don’t forget that flax seeds can be difficult to digest due to their thick shell, so it’s better to eat them in ground form as an addition to a salad, soup, yoghurt or smoothie.