Productivity can be classically defined as “a way to measure efficiency.” It is simply “getting the results you want with less time and effort.”
You may ask yourself how the food you eat affect your productivity and by what margin; the answer is YES it does and by a huge margin. Our diet affects our energy levels; eating the wrong type of foods drains your energy and leaves you feeling lethargic and lazy.
Our brain consumes approximately 20% of our body’s energy. While planning our diet, we should rely on scientific findings that explain how different foods affect our brain; ingredients from the food we eat can either help us focus and concentrate; or have a negative impact on our ability to perform.
Here are common food you should avoid as you journey towards enhanced productivity;
Avoid sugary breakfasts
Breakfast is the most important meal of the day; a good breakfast sets you up for the day; it fuels you with the energy required to be highly productive. However, the promise of an energy filled day depends highly on the kind of food you eat; some breakfast do the complete opposite. Some experts are of the opinion that some cereals lack the essential nutrients like fibre and are full of high-fructose corn syrup and added sugars. Therefore, are poor choices for a healthy breakfast. In addition, they increase blood sugar levels which eventually lead to an energy crash.
Minimize the use of coffee
Coffee has been frequently described as a great energy boost. However, relying on it to keep you refreshed is never the best idea. With the instant energy boost coffee provides, comes an energy crash. However, your love for coffee can also cause you to become addicted leaving you feeling tired whenever it is out of reach.
In conclusion, the biggest enemies of productivity are:
- Sugary foods like soda or sweets that will give you a burst of energy, but later you will suffer from a sugar crash and feel weak, confused or anxious.
- Also calorie-ridden foods like fries that are full of trans and saturated fats make our digestive system work harder and reduce the level of oxygen in our brain. Hence, they make us feel sleepy, sluggish, and decrease our work performance.
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