A few hours into the working day, the coffee wears off and the wave of fatigue you’ve been combating all morning hits you like a freight train. As of 2010, and I can’t imagine the situation has improved, two third of Britons did not eat breakfast.
Maybe we just value sleep over sustenance. The sweet irony is that if we woke up earlier and ate something, we wouldn’t feel so tired. However, we’ll settle for concentration foods.
Food is the fuel that regulates, not just how much energy you have, but your mood and focus. There is a reason ‘Hangry’ is a legitimate emotion (anger through hunger for the uninformed).
Eating has an incomparable affect on your ability to perform tasks and generally deal with a landslide of different tasks expected of you.
To keep yourself above water you should consider a consistent diet wherein you eat little and often and fill your shopping list with snacks that incorporate these six amazing concentration foods.
The antioxidants in blueberries stimulate the blood and oxygen flow to your brain and keep the brain fresh. These magical little spheres have been proven to boost focus, protect against cancer, heart disease and dementia.
If you’re an Instagram user you’ll know that the world would sooner give up their collective left foots than stop eating avocado. Avocados are packed with tonnes of good fibre which keeps hunger at bay and grumbling tummies off the list of distractions.
3. Fatty Fish
Omega-3 fatty acids boost behavioural functions like memory and mental performance. Fish like salmon, mackerel, herring, sardines and kippers are fantastic sources of these golden acids but might be a bit smelly for the office.
4. Dark Chocolate
Hooray, a health-concious article encouraging you to eat chocolate. Pure dark chocolate contains magnesium which is a natural stress buster and stimulates the happy chemicals (endorphins and serotonin). You’ll feel better about yourself and the tasks at hand!
5. Nuts (and lots of them)
We’re talking protein heavy, vitamin E boasting and amino acid containing nuts. Not to be confused with two Snickers a day. Just an ounce of various nuts a day will supply you with all fuel you need.
6. Flax Seeds
Whack these in a fruit smoothie and strap in, you’re about to feel nutritional. One of the OGs of the ‘super-food’ phenomena, flax seeds need to be ground for consumption but can be sprinkled on pretty much every meal.