Why did I just do that? I can’t believe I didn’t think of that? Oh goodness, I’ve arrived at work but I don’t remember any of the drive here! If this is you and sounds familiar well … BRAIN FOG alert!
The above used to happen to me all the time. Once I was the clever one, but then, along with the hair on my head, this position seemed to be on the way out. Gradually and over time learning became more difficult. Eventually it got to the stage where those wanting to teach me something new seemed to be saying “blah blah blah.” I was turning into Homer Simpson.
My wife connects her own brain fog with child birth. Not her own birth of course. More accurately and specifically a period starting with our often sleepless baby rearing years.
This brain fog leads into something that we call ‘coping mode,’ because everything gets harder with brain fog. You’re less organised, the tasks seem bigger and you end up focusing your reduced horsepower on just getting by, just coping.
What did we do to banish brain fog? We introduced movement into our routine, ate freshly grown vegetables as often as possible and avoided added sugar, in all its disguises. What a positive difference it made. Our family also went a step further and started to take anthocyanin antioxidant supplements.
Anthocyanins and other ﬂavonoids are thought to work by inhibiting neuroinﬂammation, activating synaptic signaling, and improving blood ﬂow to the brain.
We take Kiwi Superfoods Blackcurrant Skin Extract, which delivers 100 micrograms of natural anthocyanin antioxidant per capsule. It takes 45 grams, that’s half a cup of fresh blackcurrants or the skins of them anyway, to make each capsule.
It appears that some dietary anthocyanins can cross the blood-brain barrier, allowing the compounds to have a direct beneﬁcial effect. I have to admit that my wife and I feel sharper and more prepared to take on whatever the world has to throw at us since taking the Blackcurrant Skin Extract.
So if brain fog has you grounded in coping mode, it’s time to change the weather in your head and blow that fog away. Get moving and eat freshly grown food as your default, but also check out www.kiwisfs.com for some Kiwi Superfood anthocyanin packed Blackcurrant Skin Extract.
by Glenn Hughes
- Good for the brain - plantandfood.co.nz/page/news/media-release/story/nz-blackcurrants-good-for-brain
- Spencer JP. The impact of fruit ﬂavonoids on memory and cognition. Br J Nutr. 2010;104 Suppl 3:S40-S47. - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20955649
- Today’s Dietitian, March 2014 Issue, Anthocyanins By Densie Webb, Ph.D., RD http://www.todaysdietitian.com/newarchives/030314p20.shtml
- Causes and Symptons of Brain Fog - https://bebrainfit.com/brain-fog-causes-symptoms-solutions/