Flax improves brain function, but it helps reduce inflammation and improve circulation. Flax also helps lower cholesterol and balance blood sugar, making it a great supplement to include in any diet. Sprinkle a tablespoon of ground flax seeds to oatmeal or add a tablespoon of flax oil to smoothies or salad dressings. Flax is inexpensive and has so many benefits. I also like to add it to my yogurt as I review emails.
Chocolate is rich in flavanol antioxidants that increase blood flow to the brain, helping to protect brain cells. But the percentage of cacao is important--the darker the chocolate, the better. I always keep dark chocolate near my desk. I have a small piece at 10, 2 and 4 o'clock to help keep my mind sharp and my energy levels up.
contain flavonoids--antioxidants that have been shown to help improve your ability to learn and enhance motor skills. Flavonoids also help prevent degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s and dementia. I love freezing my blueberries the night before I bring them into work. It gives them a bit of bite that is perfect during times of stress!
Take the time to eat your lunch and enjoy snacks during your breaks. I know it is hectic out there, but eating right CAN increase your productivity and keep you sharper as you age.