Eat Your Way to a More Productive Workday
We’re all trying our best to squeeze more productivity out of the workday. The trend to work smarter rather than harder is one that we can’t deny. But you can’t work efficiently without considering how you fuel that productivity. We’re typically so hyperfocused on the tasks at hand that we rarely stop to consider how food affects our energy levels and attention span throughout the day.
What you put into your mouth is critical to your day-to-day performance. The right foods provide the energy your brain needs to function properly.
Most of what we eat is converted to glucose -a sugar- that provides the energy our brain needs to stay alert. When we’re low on glucose, we have a hard time staying focused. Depending on the food, you’ll either get a quick burst of glucose (by drinking an energy drink, for example) or a slow release from foods with higher fat and protein counts (think fried chicken or a burger). Fatty foods require more work to digest. This extra work within the body reduces the levels of oxygen in the brain, which makes us sleepy.
Each person is different and reacts differently to food and drink. But here are a few of the best foods for enhancing
focus and decision-making: