5 Healthy foods should consider adding to your diet to become more productive

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A lot of times we wish to be more productive with our day but somehow this doesn’t happen as well as we want.

Truth is, what we eat has a way fo affecting our moods and general productivity. So if one wishes to become more productive, why not start with what we eat?

See below for some food that will help boost productivity at work.

Dark Chocolate:
Cocoa has been revealed as one of the richest sources of magnesium in the world.
Dark chocolate is good for the brain and can lower your stress levels and elevate your mood.
Magnesium in Cocoa helps reduce cortisol (the stress hormone) reduction.
A series of antioxidants can also be found in Cocoa which are good for cognitive functions and to be specific, the flavonoids present increases insulin resistance and increases cerebral blood flow.

Oats:

Oats contain a slow-burning carbohydrate that helps stabilize your blood sugar levels.
Because of this, they make for a great addition to one’s diet.
They contain B-vitamins, magnesium, potassium, and fibre all of which help maintain a healthy nervous system.

Avocados

Avocados contain healthy fat which helps lower cortisol levels and contains omega-3 to help improve moods.
Increased intake of avocados will greatly help you reduce stress and improve your overall mood and well being.
Avocados also reduce the chances of one getting Alzheimer’s because of the Omega-3.

Bananas:
Bananas contain antioxidants and provide a lot of energy when eaten.
They are filled with B-vitamins, minerals, and help your brain synthesize neurotransmitters, which keep your thinking sharp.
Bananas have also been known to help improve moods and lower stress levels.

Potatoes:

Potatoes are a great food for sustained energy. Different kinds of potatoes of all kinds are packed with B-vitamins, vitamin C, zinc, iron, potassium, and folate, which keep your body healthy and play an essential role in brain functions.

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Jane Egerton-Idehen

Jane Egerton-Idehen is a telecommunication executive with over 13 years’ experience in the Nigerian, Liberian and Ghanaian telecommunications markets. Jane has a strong passion for promoting girls in STEM and ensuring women in STEM industries remain and grow their careers in that industry. She curates her thoughts around her career journey, experiences and passion in life.