As a scientific fact, our brain contributes to only 2% of our body weight but it absorbs 20% of our total calorie intake. To function properly, it needs a constant supply of glucose and fat. The one mistake we make is eating fast food and foods rich in sugar, which releases glucose instantly which results in a sugar high and increase in productivity but then the sugar level drops just as suddenly as it occurred causing a slump. To keep your brain active throughout the day and to increase your productivity, consider eating healthier.
For breakfast try eating
- Yogurt, contains probiotics, proteins, minerals that improve the digestive system, and hydration.
- Blueberries, which are jam-packed with antioxidants and help improve memory and motor functions and help fight stress.
- Bananas, as they have the perfect amount of glucose, i.e. 25 grams in each, it is the exact amount that the brain needs.
Eggs, which contain choline which increase the size of neurons, boosting memory.
Having lunch at the office doesn’t have to mean fast food. Try packing lunch which includes:
- Leafy Greens, as they are filled with minerals, phytonutrients, and vitamins.
- Almonds, which have phenylalanine which is amazing for mental health it helps increase the amounts of mood-boosting neurotransmitters; dopamine, adrenaline, and noradrenaline.
- Olive Oil, which contains monosaturated fat which slows down the aging of brain cells.
- Salad, in which you can combine all the above ingredients, plus a few more of your favorite vegetables.
Whole Wheat Bread, to accompany your salad and pair it with meat, eggs, or some other protein.
For dinner, opt for a well-balanced meal.
- Fish, as it will provide you with Omega-3 fatty acids, iron, and vitamins.
- Brown Rice, or some other whole grains, which contain vitamins.
- Eggplant, which enhances communication between brain cells and other molecules.