Do you feel sluggish and tired in the office? Maybe you haven’t been giving your brain the right kind of fuel.
To boost your productivity, eat plenty of healthy food and avoid sugary snacks. Eating the right food can boost brain power by up to 20 per cent.
“Food is like a pharmaceutical compound that affects the brain,” says top scientist Fernando Gomez-Pinilla from the University of California, Los Angeles.
“Diet, exercise and sleep have the potential to alter our brain health and mental function. Changes in diet are a viable strategy for enhancing cognitive abilities and protecting the brain from damage.”
The best foods help reduce inflammation and encourage blood flow to the brain. Fish like tuna or salmon provides brain-friendly omega-3 fatty acids. Avocado, almonds and seeds can also help us to focus mentally.
Berries eaten with oil-rich walnuts or avocados keep brain cell membranes “youthfully flexible”. And eggs contain a fat-like B vitamin called choline that enhances memory and reaction time.
If you crave sugar, have a small amount of dark chocolate, which is full of anti-oxidants. Nibble on a small amount of this yummy dessert and watch your focus improve.