October 27, 2016
Here it comes, the 3PM slump, the time of day when employees wander into the company kitchen to search for something to eat. They need the energy to get them through the remainder of the day. Unfortunately, more often than not, they’ll grab something sugary providing themselves with a short lived and notably temporary, says Judy Nicassio, a certified nutritionist at Rejuvena Health & Aesthetics, and their brain power will soon be on the decline.
“Sugar hinders learning and memory by literally slowing down the brain. It damages synaptic activity in the brain, meaning that communication among brain cells become impaired.”
Unlike superfoods, eating sugary foods, like donuts or candy, Nicassio explains, releases glucose into our blood very quickly.
“We will have about 20 minutes of alertness. Then our glucose level will drop rapidly, leaving us unfocused and easy to distract. It’s like putting the foot down on the gas pedal until you’ve used all your fuel.”
To keep your team members healthy, productive, and hard-working, try offering these eight superfoods options in the company kitchen:
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