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6 SuperFoods That Help You Boost your Work Performance

With the job situations becoming so competitive and work being a large part of life, being able to perform better at work can mean all the success one might be looking for. If you’re someone who is constantly working on self-improvement to deliver better in life and at work, we understand what your needs are.
Superfoods This piece brings together an insightful understanding of what superfoods can be very helpful in bringing the balance of your health to a whole new level that YOU CAN find visible effects on your performance at work. It’s not a hidden fact at all that when you are doing well on your overall well-being and have better state of health, you tend to definitely perform better at work and it’s all the more convincing when you look back at times when you have had poor health and had to take an off at work or just couldn’t pull yourself together to deliver to your work needs.

The amount of time is limited and you cannot always rely on consuming several meals a day, instead what works better is to ensure you are consuming healthier meals and superfoods are just the option you might want to have inculcated into your daily lifestyle. They might tend to look slightly on the upper side when it comes to the budget but if you look deeper that balances out 
several times given the amount of money you end up saving on your medicine/medical bills and how far improved your performance at work turns out to be.

Here’s a quick list of superfoods you can bring into your meals with much ease and assured returns on health.

Quinoa Snacks / Quinoa Crisps

These seeds contain plant compounds like Quercetin and Kaempferol, are high in fiber compared to most grains and are gluten-free. They are high in protein providing the most essential amino acids to the body. These seeds help improve mental efficiency and hence impact your performance at work by giving you the edge you need to deal with higher levels of stress and deliver improved performance. Quinoa snacks also have a low glycemic index giving you better blood sugar control. They are easy to incorporate into your diet plans and even more easily available online besides coming in flavors like chilli lime, wasabi & sour cream and onion.

Goji Berries

These are rich in vitamin A, C, Iron, Zinc, proteins, and antioxidants. These are red berries and often consumed in the dried form where they have raisins kind of look. These are classified into superfoods for the terrific amount of nutritional value they bring for each ounce of serving. These help you prevent overeating at meal times while providing for your nutritional requirements ensuring you feel light and hence aid weight loss in the long run. This naturally brings you a much more confident demeanor. Goji berries are known to improve quality of sleep, ability to focus and overall well being. This naturally ends up leading to improved quality of work.

Flax Seeds

They are the oldest fiber crops known in the world known to have been cultivated in ancient Egypt and China. These seeds have played a major role in ayurvedic medicine in Asia for many years now. They acquired the name Linum usitatissimum meaning “the most useful”. They are rich in omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin B6, B1, carbs, fiber, iron, magnesium, and other minerals. They lower the risk of stroke, cancer risks (because they are rich in lignans) and lower cholesterol while being able to help regulate blood sugar levels. Flax seeds also slow digestion and trigger a host of hormones that control appetite and provide a feeling of fullness which thereby helps in weight reduction and gives you a lighter feeling through your workday.

Chia Seeds

Chia seeds too are an excellent source of Omega - 3 fatty acids, iron, and calcium besides being rich in anti-oxidants. Chia is the Mayan word for “strength” and it was important food during Aztecs and Mayan civilizations. Though carb content exists in chia seeds it’s mostly in the form of fiber. Hence, the digestible carb content is so low that it makes chia seeds a low carb food. Given that chia seeds are rich in nutrients helpful for stronger and better bones, they assist in better health. You have more strength in dealing with your work challenges and needs. Chia Seeds are easily available online and can be brought into your daily lifestyle with ease.

Black Rice

It’s also called forbidden rice. It is a rare and old variety that has been grown in India for several centuries. It has tonnes of health benefits for skin and hair given the rich content of vitamin E besides being loaded with Antioxidants like most other superfoods. It helps improve the brain’s cognitive functions, reduces overall inflammation in the body and promotes better liver health. The fast-paced workaholic wouldn’t need an alternative on the meal for long once she gets hooked to the benefits of the black rice. Yet again, black rice is readily available on the stores online.

Foxtail Millets

It is mostly native to southeastern Asia and is among the oldest cultivated millets. It’s rich in dietary fiber, protein and low in fat. The consumers of these millets are never known to be having diabetes. These are strong in taste and used in making flatbreads and porridges. They are eaten like rice. Like other superfoods, with the consumption of Foxtail Millets, the benefits for the heart and richness of antioxidants are a given. The richness of antioxidants in these millets helps in relieving sleep disorders like insomnia along with cerebral pains and migraine. It reduces and alleviates people from anxiety, hypertension, depression and other related headaches. This clearly means a stronger outlook on workdays and hence better performance.

If you’re ready to take on your work in the 21st century with the constant demands on innovation, higher productivity levels and improved standards of intelligence expected, it’s a minimum that you must incorporate such superfoods into your diet plans to reap their benefits. You wouldn’t just see great effects on your work performance but also enjoy overall well being. Once this is your habit, you would not doubt that it shall rub off on your loved ones in the family making it all the more a joy you couldn’t have not welcomed into your life. We wish you a superfood lifestyle and super performing work decade from 2020 and beyond.
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