The old saying you are what you eat is old because it’s true! It turns out eating wholefoods can give you a whole brain. Rather than reaching for a lolly or energy drink, read on to find out 5 healthy foods that will help wake up your brain at work.
According to clinical research, blueberries may improve your short-term memory, as well as your co-ordination and balance. Plus, they’re a delicious sweet treat that goes great with yoghurt.
Speaking of yoghurt, eating natural yoghurt is one of the most common ways to consume healthy gut bacteria. Good gut health not only helps you regulate your digestive system but, according to the Digestive Disease Research Center, may also help you feel less depressed and anxious. Win-win!
If you’re not allergic, nuts (particularly walnuts) are a great source of vitamin-E and calcium. Vitamin E is known for helping with cognitive decline. We think we know what we’ll be having for breakfast for the next couple of weeks – yoghurt with berries and nuts!
The good, old-fashioned tomato is filled with lycopene, an antioxidant that stops free radicals from damaging the brain’s neurons. Great for fresh salads and wraps, who knew you could enjoy a good tom and protect against Alzheimer’s.
If you’re experiencing brain fog, lack of focus, inability to handle stress, and poor memory, you may be lacking magnesium. Boiled lentils and legumes are a great source. Check out below our puy lentil salad with bell peppers below. Tasty and tangy – the brainiacs at Wholesome Works thought this up to help get you through your day.
What foods do you rely on when you need a pick me up? Will you try out some of these options next time you’re in a brain fog at work? Get in touch and let us know. We want to figure out what are the food favourites of health-conscious colleagues.