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1. Avoid the “Afternoon Slump”

Sugar-laden junk foods, and loading with carbs can result in awful energy crashes in the mid-afternoon. A healthier snack will avoid the dreaded slump. Fruit and nuts are a great option for this.

2. Improves Cognitive Function

An article from Web MD has reported that foods rich in antioxidants, proteins, and B vitamins provide excellent support for concentration, memory, and cognition.

3. Keep calm, focused and optimistic.

Foods rich in folic acid, vitamin C, magnesium, and B-12 can have a positive impact on a person’s mood. A selection of fruits and veggies are recommended to lift your mood.

4. Boost your moral

Physical health benefits one’s mental well-being and essentially goes a long way toward stress management and self-esteem.

5. Stay focused

Boost focus even further, choose snacks full of antioxidants and healthy fats. A trail mix including almonds, dried berries, and dark chocolate is a delicious way to stay mentally alert throughout the day.

Try stocking up on these tasty treats:

  • Other fresh fruits (grapes, apples, pineapple chunks)
  • Raw vegetables with nonfat or low-fat dip or hummus spread
  • Individual portions of peanut butter to spread on whole wheat bread, unsalted crackers, fruit, or pretzels
  • String cheese
  • Low-fat granola bars
  • Light popcorn
  • Small helpings of dried fruit or trail mix
  • Fat free or 2 percent milk

 

Drink Water

AVOID DEHYDRATION

Besides long term health effects, dehydration can cause more immediate problems such a:
  • headaches
  • sluggishness
  • difficulty concentrating
  • nausea
  • memory loss
Studies have shown that even slight levels of dehydration can have a negative impact on people’s mood. Water intake is advised for improved cardiac health, and the detoxification of the body from various toxins.