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Published September 12, 2012, 06:05 PM

Caffeine said to enhance focus and alertness

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - If you need help focusing, a dose of coffee or chocolate could be just what the doctor ordered.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV) - If you need help focusing, a dose of coffee or chocolate could be just what the doctor ordered.

Dieticians say the caffeine in chocolate and coffee can enhance your focus and alertness.

There is also research that shows coffee can have long-term benefits to brain power, including memory.

But, be careful not to overdose.

Lisa Wojahn, Sanford Registered Dietician: “Some people are really sensitive to caffeine and go a little bit too far, and you end up jittery, uncomfortable and it can interfere with your sleep, which can affect your brain power the next day so you definitely don't want to go over the limit there.”

A diet full of whole grains and greens is also important for brain health.

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