Experiencing Brain Fog? Eat This for Breakfast!

Brain fog…we all experience it every once in a while  losing things, forgetting our train of thought, struggling to feel “on” and ready for the day. When experienced infrequently, brain fog is considered normal  the result of a bad night’s sleep or higher levels of stress than usual.

But what if brain fog is starting to become a chronic problem? What if, even first thing in the morning, you’re still dragging? It might be time to look a little deeper and examine your diet.

What does diet have to do with brain fog?

Your brain is the hardest working organ in your body, by a mile. To perform its daily functions, your brain needs a constant supply of calories and micro-nutrients like essential fatty acids, amino acids, vitamins and minerals. Without them, it can’t do its job properly.

A diet rich in healthy proteins, fruits and vegetables should provide all of this on its own. But if it is full of unhealthy sugars and carbs instead, your brain just won’t receive the same benefit. In fact, you’ll start to feel a slump instead. Sound like brain fog? It is.

What can I do to wake up fresh and energized?

There are many reasons one might wake up tired after a full night of sleep. Maybe you went to bed at an odd time, lingered in bed snoozing your alarm for too long, or your bedroom environment just wasn’t as restful as you thought it was.

But sometimes, even after a full night of quality sleep, you can still feel sluggish. Why is this? Your body may not be getting the fuel it needs to sleep well and wake well.

Two Pieces of Avocado Toast

Brain Power Breakfast Toast

Next time you feel foggy in the morning, load yourself up with a healthy, brain-powering breakfast like this one.

This vegetarian recipe was designed specifically with brain fog in mind (omit the eggs to make it vegan). It’s packed with foods high in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants which flood the body with nutrients that help counteract fatigue and sustain your mind long into the morning. Enjoy!

Brain Fog Busting Breakfast Toast
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Ingredients

  • 2 slices of whole grain flax seed bread
  • 1 avocado
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Sliced tomato
  • 1/2 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • Pinch of chili flakes
  • 1/2 cup spinach
  • 2 eggs, cooked soft (omit if vegan)
  • Salt and cracked black pepper to taste
  • Parsley garnish, if desired

Instructions

  1. Prepare your bread by toasting it.
  2. Slice and scoop out your avocado into a bowl.
  3. Mash avocado with olive oil.
  4. Spread mashed avocado evenly between your slices of toast.
  5. Sprinkle with seeds and chili flakes.
  6. Layer with spinach and sliced tomato.
  7. Fry each egg to your liking and sprinkle with with salt and pepper.
  8. Top each piece of toast with one egg and some parsley.
  9. Enjoy!
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43 comments

Val P
Val P12 days ago

thanks!

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Emily J
Emily J13 days ago

Great idea, thanks! I don't think I would have time to prepare it all in the morning, but a simplified version using just the toast, avocado and sliced tomato would be yummy and doable by someone who's in a hurry.

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Joemar K
Joemar Karvelis13 days ago

Thanks

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Katie S
Katie S14 days ago

great idea, thanks!

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Aa M
Aa M14 days ago

thanks

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Shirley S
Shirley S14 days ago

That would do me for brunch.

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Angela K
Angela K14 days ago

Thanks for sharing

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Marija M
Marija M14 days ago

tks for sharing

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Paula A
Paula A14 days ago

thanks for posting

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RK R
RK R14 days ago

Thank you for the recipe. I also thank you for believing my brain is the hardest working organ in my body, by a mile. Nope. By millimeters.

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