The Sneaky Ingredient That Causes Major Brain Fog

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We've all had those days when we feel tired, distracted, and inattentive. Even after multiple cups of coffee or tea, our brains still refuse to complete the task at hand, choosing to peruse the internet, scroll through our phones, or tinker with the objects on our desks instead. It's a classic case of brain fog, which doctors say is a real thing.

As integrative medicine expert, Gary Kaplan, DO, told MindBodyGreen, "Brain fog is characterized by cognitive impairments to memory, attention, executive function, and the speed of cognitive processing." Though brain fog is not technically a medical condition, it can be symptomatic of some underlying condition that Kaplan says might range from "poor nutrition or illness to undiagnosed food sensitivities or sleep deprivation." Poor nutrition? We've been there, and some of our favorite junk foods might contribute to a sluggish state. Keep reading to see the five types of foods and drinks associated with brain fog.

Head over to MindBodyGreen to read the full article. Next, read up on the natural supplement that replaced one editor's Adderall.

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