Brain Food: 6 Easy Foods That Will Increase Your Productivity

Check out this list of six amazing brain foods to help you get into the zone and be more productive!

If you want to improve your memory and become more productive there are plenty of things you can do such as brain training and memory games, but did you know that what you eat also has an effect on your brain development and productivity. There are certain brain-boosting foods that are packed with the nutrients your brain needs and will help you be focused and sharp for the rest of the day.

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#1 Dark Leafy Greens

Things like bok choy, lettuce, kale, broccoli and cabbage are packed with vitamins and nutrients that are great for your body and help increase the oxygen flow in your body and brain, which improves cognitive ability.

#2 Salmon

Salmon contains omega 3, protein, iron and B-vitamins that are all great for your body and mind. There are many health benefits that come with eating fish, and salmon is particularly good for improving focus and memory recall.

#3 Eggs

Eggs are an excellent source of choline, a nutrient which helps with membrane structure and is one of the building blocks of our nervous system. As such, eggs are a great food for improving reaction times and enhancing your memory.

#4 Berries

We all know that berries are a great antioxidant, but did you know that they’re also perfect for memory and motor function? Get your fix of berries to improve your coordination and stave off any bouts of forgetfulness.

#5 Chocolate

Dark chocolate is better for focus while milk is great for verbal and visual memory. Enjoying the occasional treat as part of a healthy diet will allow you to get the most out of these endorphin boosting snacks.

#6 Caffeine

Caffeine is actually good for improving memory while too much of it can be damaging, the occasional cup of tea or coffee will boost your memory and keep you feeling energised (especially in the morning!)

Do you get enough of these health foods? Share your favourite brain boosting meals with us in the comments below and join our 30-day fitness #careergirlchallenge if you want an extra boost to get in shape! So excited to see you all there, I know I need the help from a community of positive, empowered ladies to help see me through 30 days of no junk food!

  • Lauren

    Love my dark leave greens, and maybe I’ll treat myself to some dark chocolate tonight….

    Lauren x
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    • Rebecca

      They forgot Ginger tea; it gives you energy without the shakes like coffee. I also found that coconut milk with turmeric, raw honey, ginger and a pinch of black pepper really increases your focus. Stay away from tuna; cheese, and chicken it decreases your productivity. Also try to eat a bite or two of these recommended foods every three to four hours while working; this also helps. I love a frozen health drink right after exercise class in the morning. Then four hours into work a quarter of a cup of mixed fruits. I rarely take lunch; but I do like a piece of dark chocolate with a cup of ginger tea. Carrying dried fruit with nuts and water to snack on really helps for those tired moments when you need that inspiration and just can’t find it. Dinner is always meat; salad, and hot tea. To sleep better; try Yoga and rub your feet with oil. I found this will help you to be fresh in the morning for a productive day. Hope this helps someone .

  • Emily Thompson

    I eat all of these things all of the time! (especially the chocolate haha). I will be definitely having some eggs tomorrow for breakfast along with some berries!

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