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  • 4 Power Foods to Eat in the Morning to Increase Productivity

    08/21/15 10:00 AM | By :Exact Staff | Categories : News | Leave a Comment
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    Want to boost productivity by 20 percent?

    Get off to a better nutritional start in the morning.

    According to the World Health Organization, consuming the right foods can improve brain power by as much as 20 percent. Furthermore, healthy morning eating habits can reduce sick days, boost morale and even reduce accidents at work.

    But while the benefits of great nutrition are clear, knowing exactly which foods will really kick start your day can be a bit of a mystery.

    Don’t worry; we have you covered! Broaden your breakfast with these four a.m. power foods – and boost productivity for you and your team.

    Berries

    • Rich in antioxidants, berries of all types increase memory. And the darker the berry, the more rich it is in antioxidants.
    • Blueberries, in particular, are packed with anthocyanins. Thought to be responsible for neuron protection, this powerful antioxidant may enhance learning.
    • Put more berries in your breakfast. Try a berry smoothie, a berry and yogurt parfait, or a triple-berry fruit cup.

    Bananas

    • Quick energy comes from glucose – and bananas are a tasty (and filling) resource for this energy-inducing ingredient. In fact, just one banana contains all the glucose your body needs for an entire day, wrapped in its own beautiful yellow package.
    • Bananas are a healthier option for getting your glucose than cane sugar or other carb-heavy foods (which are often devoid of other nutrition).
    • Put more bananas in your breakfast. Try a peanut butter and banana smoothie; add banana to your berry and yogurt parfait (see above); or slice banana onto your morning cereal.

    Eggs

    • Packed with choline (which helps your body produce acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that boosts memory), eggs work to stimulate your brain’s reactive sensors.
    • Eggs are an excellent source of tyrosine, which creates chemicals that regulate your mood, alertness and attention span.
    • Eggs are also loaded with protein, which provides slow-digesting, sustained energy.
    • Put more eggs in your breakfast. Try them poached, fried, hard-boiled or in an omelet.

    Green Tea

    • Okay, it’s technically a beverage, but green tea packs as much nutritional power as other power foods – including polyphenols (another powerful antioxidant).
    • Green tea also contains a moderate amount of caffeine, but it isn’t as likely to jangle your nerves as coffee.
    • Put more green tea in your breakfast. Switch out your morning cup of joe for a cup of steeped green tea, or try matcha. It’s powdered green tea, so you get the added value of fiber.

    Employees super busy?

    Maximize their performance by helping them make better morning food choices, and by providing the support they need. Whether it’s a single temporary for a day or an entire project team, Exact Staff provides a range of staffing and placement services to increase productivity and create a healthier bottom line.

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