Brain-boosting foods that increase productivity

There’s an enormous amount of information out there about the foods that are best for your body. Foods do different things for you, and you’ll find that some foods are especially beneficial for your brain and help facilitate mental processes like negotiation, willpower, and focus. Consider the following 8 options as you build a diet that’s designed to boost your productivity.

1. Berries

According to neuroscience research, dark-hued fruits and vegetables are the best foods you can consume to protect your brain against the effects of aging. And, as you might expect, by protecting your memory and other higher brain functions, you’ll enable yourself to be at your most productive each and every day.

2. Eggs

Eggs contain a B-vitamin called choline that enhances memory and reaction time, giving you yet another reason not to skip breakfast!

3. Salmon

Sixty percent of your brain is made up of fatty acids, and salmon is packed with the best kind—DHA. Salmon is full of omega-3s, protein, B-vitamins, and iron—all of which help maintain memory, build focus, and support reasoning.

4. Spinach

A diet rich in spinach slows down age-related brain declines, and can significantly improve learning capacity and memory. It also packs tons of antioxidants, which helps reduce toxins that damage cells.

5. Whole Grain Foods

Whole grain breads and cereals contain a higher percentage of folate than your other carb options. Folate boosts blood flow to the brain, keeping it working at peak levels throughout the day. As you might expect, this is seriously important for your productivity levels.

6. Walnuts

Besides looking surprisingly similar to the human brain, walnuts can do great things to help keep you productive. They contain roughly 15-20% protein, as well as omega-6 and omega-3s, fatty acids, vitamin E and vitamin B6—all of which are important for overall health. They may also help correct serotonin levels, controlling both your mood and appetite.

7. Chocolate

Can this list get any better? If you’re in need of a sweet pick-me-up, dark chocolate contains antioxidant properties that help focus and concentration, while milk chocolate is good for improving reaction times and memory.

8. Broccoli

Broccoli is called a “superfood” for a reason. It’s also packed with an enormous nutrient load, including a great dose of vitamin K. As mentioned above, vitamin K plays a critical role in supporting your cognitive function and brainpower
When you eat in a way that works with your body instead of against it, you’ll find that it’s not that hard to feel good throughout the day. When you add these foods to your daily diet, you’ll be able to say goodbye to energy spikes and drops and hello to steady focus and effective productivity. For the full article, head to The Muse.

At Workspring, our goal is for you to do your best work ever. Our catering specialists ensure that healthy, brain-boosting foods are present in every meal during your critical meetings. Speak with our sales specialists to discuss healthy meals for your next meeting at Workspring. Call 800 605 9092 or email


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