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How to Get Rid of Brain Fog

By Sarah DeWitt Ince ; Updated July 27, 2017

Brain fog can drastically interfere with your ability to concentrate and enjoy daily activities. There are many reasons why a person might experience brain fog, but some of the most common are stress and lack of sleep. Sometimes brain fog is also the result of poor nutrition and bad lifestyle habits like excessive drinking and smoking. Your brain is made up of fats, so you need to consume healthy fats like omega-3 fatty acids. A study conducted at Oregon State University revealed that omega-3 fats strengthen neuron connections and improve brain function. The University of Maryland also says that omega-3 fatty acids help improve concentration and memory.

Eat five to eight servings of raw fruits and vegetables per day. Vegetables and fruit contain vitamins and minerals that are needed for a healthy brain. If your body is lacking good nutrition, you are not going to feel your best. Stop eating junk food or foods that are devoid of nutrition. Take the time to eat fruits that recharge your batteries. Eat a healthy breakfast such as bananas, oatmeal or eggs. You can eat these foods individually or combine them if you are still hungry. You will need to be consistent over time to notice significant results.

Drink eight to 10 glasses of pure water each day. Just like the rest of your body, your brain also needs good hydration. Water is the transportation system for nutrients because it carries vitamins to the cells where they are needed most. In addition, water also removes waste, which can contribute to bring fog. Avoid drinking tap water because it contains chlorine, which is harmful to urinary tract health.

Exercise for 30 minutes each day. Go to the gym and get your blood pumping. Your brain also needs blood and oxygen for optimal performance.

Take 2 tbs. of cod liver oil each morning with breakfast. Cod liver oil contains omega-3 fatty acids, which help build healthy brain cells and improve brain function.

Take a whole food multivitamin and mineral supplement each day. A whole food multivitamin supplement is made from food rather than chemicals. Some vitamins are made from chemicals so be sure to read the label so you know what you are getting. The bottle should say "whole food" or "made from foods." Garden of Life is a well-known brand of whole food vitamins. Getting vitamins from vegetables should be your first source of nutrition, however, you can also get additional vitamins and minerals from a supplement. Vitamin mineral supplements can be purchased at your local health food store or online.


Brain fog can also be a side effect of certain medications like beta blockers that can slow down your heart rate. If you are on any medications and you just started experiencing these symptoms, talk to your doctor.

Strive to get eight to 10 hours of good quality sleep each night. Your entire body recharges itself while you sleep. In order to function at your peak level, you need deep sleep.


Severe brain fog followed by dizziness and other symptoms could be a sign of an underlying medical condition. See your doctor if you feel dizzy or have severe brain fog.

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