Skip to main content
Natural Concentration Boosters for  Adults & Children (Updated 9 June 2020)

Datelines and exams are challenging stressors. It comes from nervousness of anticipation or the fear of failure or just simply, early brain fatigue. To keep the mind sharp and improve mental agility, natural concentration  natural boosters can be used throughout the day at work, home or school.

Natural Concentration Boosters (Nutrition)

Breakfast Foods Boost Your Focus


Protein- and fiber-rich oatmeal is heart and arteries friendly. Kids who ate sweetened oatmeal did better on memory-related school tasks than those who ate a sugary cereal. Sweeten oatmeal with natural fruits.

Wheat bran cereal

Wheat bran cereal is heart healthy and improve your mental function. Containing about 30 milligrams of zinc per box, it is the essential mineral  playing a crucial role in memory formation and cognitive stability.

Lunch/Dinner Pacers for Concentration

Hard-boiled egg

Hard boiled egg can improve your ability to focus during the day. Egg containing choline, in the vitamin B group, is linked to improved performance on verbal and visual memory tests in adults. 

Fatty fish

Fish is a good source of vitamin D and omega-3s protecting the brain from declining mental skills and memory loss. People who are deficient in omega-3’s are more likely to have poor memory, mood swings, depression and fatigue. The main sources of fatty fish are salmon, trout, mackerel, herring, sardines, tuna, pilchards and kipper.  

Green tea

Green tea helps you focus via two ingredients:   it contains caffeine, and l’theanine. Caffeine helps you focus and improves your alertness. L’theanine is an ingredient that’s been shown to “increase alpha-wave activity”, which increases tranquility and releases caffeine gradually in slowwer doses .The two ingredients combines to emit a better ability to focus attention, with improvement of both speed and accuracy.

Snacks to Focus

Nuts and seeds

To boost mood and keep your nervous system stable: 

  • Peanut butter on celery sticks. The protein content helps in satiety and focus. 
  • Sunflower seeds are rich in folate, vitamin E and selenium helps in boosting mood.
  • I love pesto, made from nuts combined with olive oil and dark leafy greens serve over whole-grain pasta or just on wholemeal bread.

 Natural Concentration Boosters (Physiology)

Exercise Does Wonders! 

Exercising either in the morning or during the day can naturally help improve your focus. Exercising moderately at night can help you relax in preparation for a good sleep, so that your mind is sharp the next day. When you do aerobic exercises, this helps boost the neurotransmitter catecholamines in the body which increases concentration levels. A jog, run, or even a brisk walk helps improve focus.

Exercise, not only your concentration, but your abs, bum and thighs too this
SAT 13 MAY 2020 @ 11am
FB Live on Safra Yishun Country Club, Click:


7 hours of sleep has been proven to show better grades in students. A good night’s sleep translate into better academic performance because new knowledge is integrated into our existing knowledge base while we sleep.
Sleep is when the body repairs its cells. So sleep like a baby and wake up to a new body and smarter mind!

If you want to improve your sleep, read this:
Natural Concentration Boosters (Psychology)

How do we avoid these obstacles psychologically?

1. Fear of failure or "atychiphobia" is the debilitatingly  intense  worry you experience when you imagine all the horrible things that could happen if you failed to achieve a goal. 
Solution? Take note of the keyword "imagine" in the sentence above. You are driving yourself crazy with your imagination. 

2. Perfectionism is a personality trait characterized by a person's striving for flawlessness. Be reminded, othing is flawless. Strive for excellence instead of perfectionism. 

3. Critical self-evaluations. You are the best person to be kind to yourself. Be kinder to yourself - motivate yourself instead of critize. Brain works better on positivity.  

4.  Control what you can. Perform your best. You can't control what people think of but you can control to increase your confidence by steadfastly doing your job well.

Well, now you have prepared yourself well nutritionally, physiologically and psychologically. Remember...a happy body is a focused brain. 

Yours always in good health and happiness, 
Dr Dee Dee Mahmood

For more articles and videos, click:

Dr Dee Dee Mahmood (PhD)is the Regional Head, Regional Alumni Ambassador Network and Associate Senior Lecturer at Edith Cowan University Australia. This multi award winning TEDx Speaker, Celebrity Exercise Physiologist,  Nutritionist  and Talk Show Host  is much celebrated for her numerous community health initiatives.  Her scientific research on obesity was chosen for its impact on obesity in Asia and was accepted and presented at the President's Cup Award, American College of Sports Medicine Northwest Annual Meeting in Tacoma, Washington. Ambassadors to brands like Reebok, Norwegian Seafood Council,  Dr Dee Dee has several signature community programs to her name: Fat2Fit Asia and Walking Football for Health. She conducts  synergy on community and corporate health and research collaborations internationally.  
Click here:

Popular posts from this blog

I Am Dee Dee Mahmood

Profile Updated Apr 2022 Dr Dee Dee Mahmood(PhD) is the Regional Head, Regional Head (RAAN ECU) & A djunct Senior Lecturer (International  Collaborations) at Edith  Cowan University Australia.  An international multi-award-winning Celebrity Exercise Physiologist,  Nutritionist, TEDx Speaker & Talk Show Host. A Golden Key  Honour Society Scholar,  her  research on obesity was chosen for its impact on obesity in Asia and was accepted and presented at the President's Cup Award, American College of Sports Medicine Northwest Annual Meeting.  Ambassadors to brands like Reebok, Norwegian Seafood Council, Dr Dee Dee  has several signature communities-crossing-countries fitness research programmes to her name, Fat2Fit Asia and Walking Football4Health. Her research interests includes high intensity exercise, obesity,  metabolic health & weight management and walking football. This media darling conducts synergy on community/ corporate health and research collabor
What to do when you have MUSCLE CRAMPS or the Simpul Biawak"  Simpul biawak or leg muscle cramps happen when your muscle  contracts on its own involuntarily resulting in a spasm.  Why do I get cramps?  It is because of any of the following reasons:  -  your muscles are tired  - your muscles are overused -  your body is dehydrated - you lost much pottassium and magnesium affecting the way your muscles work - if you are 65 or older - you are at higher risk  to get muscle cramps - you have any of these conditions - diabetes or hypothyroidism - athletes performing in a high intensity, long duration sports What to do? -  Immediately stop the activity that triggers the cramp.  - Dont go against the cramps. - Breathe gently through your nose and exhale through your mouth. - Lightly stretch the muscles following the directions of the cramp and once cramps has subsided, stretch slowly against it.  - Only lightly massage the area while s
Real reasons why you must STRETCH?  When you stretch, your muscle lengthens. Muscle lengthening provides greater range of motion ( ROM), which is important to  individuals who have decreased ROM due to injury, a sedentary lifestyle or aging. Increased flexibility will also decrease our chances of injury and helps to enhance sports performance. A well-stretched muscle helps you in the process of recovery after exercise, ridding you of excessive muscle soreness. It also decreases your risk of injury as your muscle and surrounding areas of the muscles become supple and flexible.  Perform Full Body 12 stretches at least 2 times per day, breathing gently throughout.  Do not hold your breath while stretching.  The 12 Stretches is part of the scientific research  by Dr Dee Dee, as covered in this media coverage MORE Benefits of Stretching   - increases  flexibility ,  - for rehabilitation , - increases circulation - blood flow to the muscle increases after a lon