Fish contains omega-3 fatty acids, which are responsible for boosting the body’s synthesis of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that helps in transmission of signals in the brain. Omega-3 acids also increase blood flow in the brain, which results in better memory and better learning power—something that is crucial to working better. So the next time you’re packing your lunch dabba, taking grilled fish could be a smart idea.
Nuts like hazelnuts and almonds are rich in vitamin E, which can prevent or slow down the rate of cognitive decline. Walnuts, too, are great for health as they contain omega-3 acids, which are known to boost brain function and cure depression; they help in keeping your spirits up and in turn, will make you work better. We suggest you snack on some nuts at your desk, and stay alert and work faster!
Our brain relies on glucose and a healthy way to load up on it is through carrots. They contain high levels of a compound called leutonin, something that reduces age-related memory loss and inflammation in the brain. If you can’t have them raw, we suggest you make yourself a refreshing carrot juice before leaving for work every day. Mash 3–4 carrots, add half a cup of water and blend well. Pour into a glass and drink it up.
Blueberries contain compounds called flavonoids, which improve memory, cognitive function including reasoning, and decision-making skills. So the next time your boss gives you a pat on your back for being good at work, you know it’s the blueberries working!