We all know that eating well has a huge impact on our mental health and general wellbeing, but did you know that what you eat can also affect your productivity throughout the day?
Fuelling your body with a balanced diet of essential vitamins and minerals is a great way to improve your energy and concentration, as well as assist you in getting a better night’s sleep so you can function at your best and power through your to-do list each day!
Read on to find out more about how healthy eating impacts your productivity.
Improves your energy
An easy way to ensure you have enough energy to get through the day is by eating a balanced diet of carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats. Consuming a variety of food groups helps your body and mind to function at their peak by nourishing them with energy producing nutrients to support you as you work through your daily tasks. Make sure you eat a mix of carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats every 3 – 4 hours to avoid a lull in energy and steer clear of those sugary 3pm treats! While sweet snacks may give you a spike in energy, this spike will typically only last for 30 minutes to 1 hour before you’re left reaching for another pick-me-up.
If you do need a snack after your healthy lunch, try one that’s packed with protein to help keep you full and energised for longer!
If you struggle with concentration throughout the work day, it may be time to start rethinking what you put into your body. While a coffee may give you the instant boost you need to start the day, it’s important to support your daily caffeine fix with healthy foods that are known for optimising your attentiveness!
Foods such as oats, bananas, salmon, spinach and blueberries have amazing benefits for both the body and mind and are easy foods to work into your diet on a daily basis.
Assists in better quality sleep
Enhance your sleep by consuming foods high in healthy fats and complex carbohydrates so your body can rest and repair effectively each day. Almonds, kiwi fruit, walnuts and salmon all contain essential nutrients and compounds that help control the body’s sleep cycle.
A good night’s sleep can do wonders for our mental and physical health, leaving us feeling rested and energised to tackle whatever comes our way!
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