Picture this… You’re sitting at your desk in the office. The sun is shining outside while you watch a bird fly from one branch to another, and you think to yourself, “The lawn really needs to be mowed at the house. I think I’ll do that this weekend.” Snap out of it, there’s work to be done!
Staying in the zone at work can be difficult sometimes. Supersnacks to the rescue! Here are seven foods that can help you to stay focused at work.
Whole grains make for a happy brain. Eating whole grains for breakfast is a great way to get a jump-start on improving your mental focus for the day.
Egg yolks contain choline, a nutrient that can help improve memory function. So eat an egg for breakfast or top your salad with a boiled egg at lunch.
Did you know that people who eat at least two servings of leafy greens per day have better mental focus? That’s because leafy greens are chock-full of B-vitamins which can improve memory and overall brain health.
Yes, chocolate. Dark chocolate especially can help improve concentration and overall mental focus.
Fruit and Nut Mixes
Your favorite nuts plus dried fruit makes for a supersnack sure to keep your brain energized and in the zone. This comes from the natural fats in the nuts and the quick energy boost you get from eating fruits.
It’s true, coffee gives you a perk and can get you out of your morning fog, but water is what will keep you going throughout the day. Dehydration is a huge contributor to lack of focus!
Monounsaturated fats at their best! Eating avocado supports the nerves that carry info to your brain, therefore giving your cognitive function a boost. The really great thing about avocado is that you can eat it as a dip, on a salad or sandwich, or as a substitute for some less-healthy foods, like mayo.
So next time you aren’t feeling in the zone at work, fight it with these seven supersnacks and get your mind focused. Also, don’t forget to look for these items at your nearest Avenue C location or vending machine.