Top 10 Foods to Increase Productivity

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What you eat can make the difference between an excellent day in the office and a sluggish one. 

Here are the Top 10 Foods to Increase Productivity!

1. Chocolate

“Dark chocolate contains antioxidant properties that “increase the production of endorphins while enhancing focus and concentration,” whereas milk chocolate is good for quickening reaction time and improving verbal and visual memory.”
– Business Insider

2. Cranberries

“Cranberries are extremely useful due to the significant amount of flavonoids they contain. Flavenoids are some of the most powerful and effective antioxidant compounds available to humans.” Antioxidants reduce inflammation and neutralize free radicals. – FitDay

3. Carrots

“Carrots have high levels of a compound called luteolin , which could reduce age-related memory deficits and inflammation in the brain, according to a study published in 2010 in the journal Nutrition.” – Live Science

4. Salmon

“Salmon is a top source of DHA, the predominant omega-3 fat in your brain, believed to protect against Alzheimer’s disease, an illness that affects over five million Americans. It’s also nature’s number one source of hard-to-get vitamin D, a nutrient recently shown to ward off cognitive decline.” – CNN Health

5. Eggs

Eggs are rich in choline, and “researchers at Boston University found people who got plenty of choline in their diets performed better on memory tests and were less likely to show brain changes associated with dementia.” – The Daily Mail

6. Bananas

“The brain works best with about 25 grams of glucose circulating in the blood stream — about the amount found in a banana.” – Business Insider

7. Quinoa

“Quinoa is rich in magnesium. Magnesium helps relax blood vessels and thereby alleviate migraines. Magnesium may also help reduce Type 2 diabetes by promoting healthy blood sugar control. ” – Mind Body Green

8. Kale

In addition to being high in antioxidants, vitamin C, vitamin A, and Calcium, “Kale is high in Vitamin K. Eating a diet high in Vitamin K can help protect against various cancers. It is also necessary for a wide variety of bodily functions including normal bone health and the prevention of blood clotting. Also increased levels of vitamin K can help people suffering from Alzheimer’s disease.” – Mind Body Green

9. Raisins

“Raisins are one of the few fruits with significant levels of iron, which helps the body make hemoglobin, the blood component that delivers oxygen to organs and tissues. This improves overall circulation and tissue health.” – Discover Fit & Health

10. Walnuts

“Research published last year in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that walnuts and walnut oil lowered both resting blood pressure and blood pressure responses to stress in the laboratory. The researchers said the study shows that a dietary change could help our bodies better respond to stress.” – Best Health

What are your go-to foods to have a great day at the office? Share them with us in the comment box below!

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