What is the optimal brain food best to eat in the morning for heavy mental work during the day? Which helps with concentration difficulties?
Good protein and fats are important, I guess. Maybe egg yolks. What else?
Green Leafy Vegetables
Looks like a lot of the foods listed are perfect for Paleo!
EDIT: Wild Salmon Nuts is now Wild Salmon and Nuts. However, Wild Salmon Nuts must be twice the brain food.
carbohydrates are the best bet imo. a couple pieces of fruit make a great addition to breakfast.
oj and coffee maybe?? :)
I actually asked Mark Sisson about this when I met him in person at his lecture in NYC in May. I mentioned that I work a desk job that is seasonally busy, so while the hours are normal for the better part of the year, there are also predictable periods when they are out of control, and that my coworkers' response to the stress usually involves taking breaks to eat crap/drink crap/smoke crap etc. I told him how I used to handle this (terrible sleep, tons of coffee with tons of milk, soda, energy drinks, sugary candy, processed snacks, chocolate bars, etc) but that the stress is still a huge factor and that if I'm going to "cave in" - what exactly should I be caving into? He said that for "serious number crunching" that my best bet would be to keep on hand some dark chocolate, nuts with good omega ratios, and that I should not go too crazy on the caffeine and make sure my sleep was the best it could be. Been thinking back to this now that things are picking up again! Not optimal for every day but it has definitely gotten me through some go-go-go times at work when avoiding modern day stress is not entirely possible.
Edit: he also mentioned yerba mate, since he a did a post about it around that time. Nice change from coffee!