Have you ever wondered what the secrets of a great day at work are?~
According to nutritionists what we eat and drink during the day effects the way we feel as much as the contents of the day.
What we eat is vital to our energy levels. Instead of biscuits or sweets, munch on fruit.
This is excellent ‘brain food’ ensuring energy levels are maintained and increasing alertness. Fruit provides sustained energy, rather than a quick fix from a chocolate bar.
Focus on a ‘protein power lunch’ to stimulate clear thinking and maintain performance. Protein in the form of fish increases blood flow. Vegetarians should eat pulses and beans.
Protein is digested slowly over a long period and does not put the demands on our bodies that carbohydrates do, thus avoiding the feeling of sleepiness in the afternoon.
Water is essential to maintaining energy levels during the day too. Thirst is often misinterpreted by the body as hunger.
The hypothalamus gland in our brain is responsible for feelings of both hunger and thirst, but it does not know the difference.
So next time you have a headache or feel tired, have a glass of water first.