How Food Affects Productivity

Food makes us happy! Isn’t it? The mere thought of tempting your taste buds and eating delicious delicacies provides immense pleasure. But, are you also aware of the fact that at times, a dip in your productivity level is also caused by your food intake? The food that you eat should not only please your taste buds, but also your brain.

According to the WHO, the productivity level of an individual increases by 20% when the adequate amount of nutrition is taken.

Glucose acts as a fuel to our body. It tends to act as the energy that keeps our brains alert and increases our attention span. Gathering glucose is easy – you can opt for a piece of cake or oats. The cake that you would eat may provide you a spike in energy where you would be able to pay attention for say 20-30 minutes and post that the span of your attention would drop. On the contrary consumption of oats will provide you with slow and steady energy. This will let you keep your attention span intact for long periods of time.

What to eat?

If you wonder what should be eaten in order induce productivity, here is the answer to your question –

Cashew and Almonds: Consuming nuts is highly advised by nutritionists. These are rich in selenium which act as anti-oxidants and help fight free radicals in the body. Presence of free radicals causes oxidant stress in the body leading to mood swings and depression. These are also useful in stabilizing blood sugar levels.

Omega-3 Fatty Acids: Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for the body. They support the normalised functioning of the brain, enhancing the quality of brain receptors to comprehend and utilise information from neurons.

Organic Carrots: Organic carrots are vital since they provide a steady flow of glucose to the brain which is important to carry out our everyday activities.

What not to eat?

Avoid food that is sugary. Sugary food tends to block the leptins from flowing. These leptins are responsible for sending signals to your brain that the stomach is full. High fat food or even sugary food items block leptin signals, causing over eating and a strong dip in productivity.

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