Staying productive is hard. There are so many distractions out there that it can seem hard to concentrate. Productivity doesn’t need to be difficult.
There are plenty of cheap, easy ways to stay productive. One of the easiest ways to stay on top of things is a healthy diet.
Here are five foods that will help you stay productive.
Protein is essential for energy.
Unfortunately, most people don’t get enough of it.
The main sources of protein come from animal-based products.
Red meats, poultry, and fish have very high protein levels. However, eating too much meat isn’t healthy, either. It’s also not a good option for vegetarians.
Meat is also very expensive. Eggs are much cheaper and high in protein.
Eggs are a very versatile ingredient. You can easily throw some vegetables into your breakfast with a good scramble or omelet.
To add some protein to a salad, hard-boil an egg and let it cool.
If you’re worried about cholesterol, skip the egg yolks. A spinach and mushroom egg-white omelet is a very healthy breakfast.
For vegans, tofu makes a good substitute for eggs.
You might be surprised that edibles are on this list.
Most people think that marijuana and productivity don’t go together.
That’s simply not the case.
Studies have shown that moderate cannabis consumption can increase productivity. Edibles in particular are great for a well-rounded diet.
Here’s everything you need to know about edibles in an article from Veriheal.
Edibles are great because you can turn almost anything into an edible. You don’t need to go with the stereotypical brownies.
For those who don’t want to get high, recipes using CBD oil are great for your health. CBD oil doesn’t make you high. It still contains all the health benefits of marijuana.
A few drops of CBD oil are a great addition to a smoothie, cookie batter, or even a cocktail.
Check out the internet for some good edible recipes.
Caffeine is bound to boost your energy.
Most people can’t even get out of bed without their morning coffee.
If you start feeling a bit tired in the afternoon, drink an espresso. Or incorporate coffee into another recipe. Spice up your chai tea with a splash of coffee.
During the summer, an iced coffee or cold brew is the best way to cool down.
Cold brew coffee contains the highest caffeine level of any type of coffee.
Making your own coffee is a good way to control the amount of caffeine you’re consuming. Coffee shops and pre-made coffee drinks often contain more caffeine than home brews.
Green tea is another excellent caffeine source.
Coffee will give you a quick energy hit. Green tea will help you stay energetic throughout the day.
Black tea, white tea, and mate also naturally have caffeine.
Fruit is an essential ingredient of any well-balanced diet.
Not only is fruit good for you, but it will help you stay productive!
Fruit is the most natural sugar source. Sugar gets a bad reputation. Processed sugars and desserts aren’t going to help you stay productive.
However, fruit has natural sucrose that is better for your body. It will boost your energy more naturally than candy.
Eating seasonal fruits is the best way to keep a good energy level.
Dried fruits are better than sweets if you can’t find fresh fruit. If you really want to go all-natural, invest in a dehydrator and dry your own fruit.
You’ll wonder why you ever bought candy!
Grains are one of the main food groups.
Grains include wheat, oats, and corn. Most commercially produced bread contains high levels of gluten. This isn’t easy for your stomach to digest.
Bake your own bread or try eating easier grains to digest. Overnight oats are easy to eat and full of nutrients.
Here’s a recipe for overnight oats from Cookie and Kate.
When you bake, use whole grain wheat flour instead of white flour.
Whole grain flour is better for your body and is less processed.
White flour is usually bleached and isn’t healthy.
A well-rounded diet is good for many reasons. If you want to stay productive, eating well isn’t optional. It’s a must.