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Nutrition Hacks for a More Productive You

By: Michelle Clarke

With the current ongoing global crisis, it’s easy to feel lethargic and tired. And whether you like it or not, this lethargy and fatigue both have an undeniable impact on your productivity at work. In addition to the daily stress, a lot of things can turn out to be a big challenge when trying to stay productive. Such things can result in a lack of sleep, getting distracted easily and a poor diet. To help you get that boost of energy you need to stay focused, alert and productive while working, here are some tips you can take inspiration from:

Snack on nuts

If you don’t have time to prepare a full meal, nuts are a great snack to grab when you’re on the go. BBC Good Food wrote about the different vitamins and minerals that nuts have, which makes them extremely beneficial for the body. For instance, almonds are rich in calcium that helps support the bones and flavonoids that protect the heart. Vitamin E which is present in a wide variety of nuts, including hazelnuts, pine nuts, pistachios, and peanuts can help support the immune system and lower the risk of cancer. If you’ve had a particularly rough night, PrettyMe’s review of AR Vitamin E cream describes how this particular vitamin can help lighten the dark circles under your eyes and improve the overall appearance of your skin.

Stay hydrated

While there is no such thing as a magic pill in this world, the closest we can get to one is water. An article by the Healthline suggests that by drinking plenty of water it can help you maximize physical performance, improve energy levels and brain function, prevent and treat headaches, relieve constipation, treat kidney stones, aid weight loss and much more. However, not all kinds of water are created equal. For instance, the stable water cluster in Double Helix Water enables the expression of certain genes and helps regulate proper cell function thereby supporting life in more ways than one. Whatever kind of water you drink, make sure that you try to drink about eight glasses every day.

Eat a healthy lunch

Sometimes when work gets too demanding, it’s hard to take a few minutes to make a satisfying and nutritious meal. This is probably the reason a lot of professionals often eat takeout meals for lunch. Unfortunately, no matter how tasty or filling takeout meals are, The Washington Post explains that the unhealthy ingredients they contain can easily be detrimental to productivity and make you feel tired and cranky. If you are looking for a quick fix for lunch, try a good old combination of berries and Greek yogurt. While antioxidant-rich berries can increase memory function, Women's Health Mag's review of Fage Total Plain Greek Yogurt emphasizes that this particular superfood can provide you with the protein you need to prevent fatigue and have a healthy gut - which by the way, serves 75% of your immune system.

Eat small, frequent meals

Your productivity depends on the amount of energy you have. The energy you have significantly relies on your sugar levels. So, if you want to stay energized through your workday, then the best thing you can do is to eat small, frequent meals. A post by Inc stresses how this simple trick can help keep your sugar levels throughout the day and reduce the likelihood of feeling agitated and irritable. To make this practice even more effective, make sure to opt for healthy, frequent meals. Thrive Global states how adequate nutrition can increase your productivity levels by 20% on average, helping you focus and

accomplish tasks. The current situation of the world makes it incredibly difficult to stay productive at work. Fortunately, professionals can count on a number of nutritional hacks such as staying hydrated, eating a healthy lunch, snacking on nuts, and sticking to small, frequent meals, to stay energized and productive.

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By Guest Author: Michelle Clarke



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