Food is fuel for our bodies, so it’s no surprise some foods can naturally help boost productivity level. What you may not realize is Delysia Chocolatier Dark Chocolate is among the top productivity-boosting edibles. In fact, there are a number of healthy, delicious foods that help your brain and body make it through a busy day.
Now that the lazy summer days are gone and school’s back in session, stay focused by packing these foods in your lunchbox or indulging in your work breaks.
Pure dark chocolate is an effective way to boost the brain’s ability to focus. Chocolate contains flavonoids that increase blood flow to the brain. The increased flow can boost memory, problem-solving skills and attention. The antioxidants in dark chocolate can also help protect brain health. End lunch with a decadent square of our Purist Collection Chocolate Truffles to keep your brain buzzing.
A Lightly Caffeinated Beverage
Moderate servings of caffeine are known to bolster memory and concentration without producing the jitters. Our Green Tea Chocolate Truffles blend matcha powder with dark chocolate for a double dose of productivity boosting goodness.
Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
The natural glucose in fresh orange juice is fuel for the brain. Enjoy a cup of OJ in the morning to boost your memory and ability to think. The effect is short-term, but it can help get you going at the start of the day.
Antioxidant rich berries give the entire body a healthy boost. They help improve memory and motor skills while decreasing inflammation. Blueberries in particular have been shown to improve both brain and muscle function.
One of the biggest brain boosting foods is the avocado. It’s a source of healthy fats and oils that keep brain cells flexible while also increasing blood flow.
A serving of walnuts and almonds provides all the vitamin E and vitamin B6 you could need in a day plus a whole lot of amino acids and antioxidants. Nuts are also a great source of healthy fats and protein that keeps energy levels up over a long period. The phenylalanine in a handful of almonds will provide an added surge of mood boosting dopamine.
The iron and minerals in edamame get oxygen flowing through the entire body. The increased oxygen will improve alertness when you need it most. The folate in edamame also ensures nutrients reach your brain.
When you need a boost of energy to get a few extra things done reach for chia seeds. The zinc in the chia seeds is a good source of energy boosting enzymes.
Whole grains give you a great source of complex carbs. Unlike their simple counterpart, complex carbs take time to digest. This provides energy for a longer period of time.
Fruit & Fiber
Pair fruit with high-fiber whole grains for a double dose of productivity boosting energy. The fructose in the fruit provides an instant rush of energy while the fiber kicks up the energy later in the day.
Don’t Skip Breakfast
Productivity studies show that breakfast really is the most important meal of the day. People who eat a healthy breakfast are less likely to have glucose peaks and drops throughout the day. Try to work in low-calorie, high-fiber whole grains and fruit to stay alert and productive until lunch. On days when you need extra energy another fantastic option is protein-rich quinoa with fruit and honey.