Imagine how it would feel to get more done every single day, consistently taking your productivity to the next level. Could this help you you get your business up and running, earn that promotion at work, or better balance your work and personal lives?
Imagine a magic pill that would help boost your memory and help you react to situations and decisions faster. That'd be crazy, right? Well, it's called an egg and its B vitamin called choline does just that.
Or an elixir that could naturally enhance your mood, stimulating the release of dopamine, adrenaline and noradrenaline, improving your mood and your memory at the same time? That's what happens when you eat phenalalanine-rich almonds.
HubSpot recently published a great infographic on the impact a person's diet can have on their performance at work and the optimal diet for increasing your productivity. In short, if you want your mind and body to perform at its peak, you need to feed it accordingly.
You wouldn't put regular gas in a sports car that requires premium fuel. So why are you feeding your body substandard crap and expecting outstanding results?
Of course, there are some challenges:
- No two people are the same; the diet that works for one person may not work for another.
- You have to balance a healthy diet with food you actually enjoy.
- You may have specific dietary needs due to a medical condition, prescription, or some other factor.
According to research from the Health Enhancement Research Organization, employees who eat healthy throughout the day are 25% more likely to perform at a high level. Furthermore, employees who consumed five or more servings of vegetables and fruits, a minimum of four times per week, were 20% more likely to be more productive.
If you're serious about boosting your productivity, don't ignore the food you put into your body! To reach your peak performance, with a high level of energy throughout the day, you need to eat a well-balanced, healthy diet.
Check out HubSpot's recommendations and advice on how diet impacts productivity, as well as which "superfoods" you should be eating for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks.
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