Food to Boost Your Productivity

By Sara Butler

Food can do a lot of things for you and boosting your productivity may be one of them! When the clock is winding down and it’s crunch time, dietary choices are going to play a major role in how productive you are. Your lunch could be the difference between being an energetic all-star or a nap-craving dud. Here are some foods that may be able to help you have better focus and a few you should stay away from when you need to be productive.

Salmon

Is there anything salmon can’t do? It’s good for your heart, lowers your risk of chronic disease, and supports proper brain function. Those little stream-jumping salmon should probably be wearing tiny capes!

The omega-3 fatty acids in salmon are what make it so great. They help to support healthy cells in the brain, allowing them to communicate properly in order to assist you when it’s time to focus and learn. To maximize the benefits of this mighty fish, try to have about eight ounces of salmon per week.

Pumpkin Seeds

Part of what makes pumpkin seeds so great is that they’re a crunchy snack that’s easy to take with you when you’re out and about. They’ll satisfy your cravings when you’re feeling snack-y and boost your energy with a dose of magnesium.

The magnesium in these seeds promotes calm, which will then allow you to direct your focus where it needs to be. Plus, pumpkin seeds are loaded with healthy fats and protein – two things that are sure to supply you with lasting energy as you push through your deadlines.

Leafy Greens

Mom was right, leafy greens are good for you. Leafy greens are full of Vitamin B, which are essential for the production of energy. They’re also low in calories, so you can add them to just about any meal in order to give you a little pick-me-up. Add them to your morning smoothie or have a spinach salad for lunch – it’ll do your mind and body good!

Stay Away From These

Now, there are few foods that you may think can help to pick you up when you’re in a slump but are actually not helping at all. You should avoid:

  • Sugary drinks
  • Pretzels
  • Cookies and cake
  • Highly processed frozen dinners
  • Chips
  • French fries

Anything that is highly processed will cause you to burn out quickly, not sustain energy in your time of need.

Food is energy -- so choose quality sources in order to provide quality energy to help you stay focused!

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Mesa, Ariz. 

 

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