As a scientific fact, our brain contributes to only 2% of our body weight but it absorbs 20% of our total calorie intake. To function properly, it needs a constant supply of glucose and fat.
The one mistake we make is eating fast food and foods rich in sugar, which release glucose instantly which results in a sugar high and increase in productivity but then the sugar level drops just as suddenly as it occurred causing a slump.
To keep your brain active throughout the day and to increase your productivity, consider eating healthier.
For breakfast try eating:
- Yogurt, as it contains probiotics, proteins, minerals which the digestive system and it also improves hydration.
- Blueberries, which are jam-packed with antioxidants and help improve memory and motor functions and help fight stress.
- Bananas, as they have the perfect amount of glucose, i.e. 25 grams in each, as it is the exact amount that the brain needs.
- Eggs, which contain choline which increases the size of neurons, boosting memory.
Having lunch at the office doesn’t have to mean fast-food. Try packing a lunch which includes:
- Leafy Greens, as they are filled with minerals, phytonutrients, and vitamins.
- Almonds, which have Phenylalanine which is amazing for mental health – it helps increase the amounts of mood-boosting neuro-transmitters; dopamine, adrenaline, and nor adrenaline.
- Olive Oil, which contains mono saturated fat which slows down the aging of brain cells.
- Salad, in which you can combine all the above ingredients, plus a few more of your favorite vegetables.
- Whole Wheat Bread, to accompany your salad – and pair it with meat, eggs or some other protein.
For dinner, opt for a well-balanced meal.
- Fish, as it will provide you with Omega-3 fatty acids, iron, and vitamins.
- Brown Rice, or some other whole grains, which contain magnesium and vitamins.
- Eggplant, which enhances communication between brain cells and other molecules.