8 Superfoods to Boost Team Productivity

October 27, 2016

4:30 pm

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:

Photos: FreeFoodPhotos & PickFreshFoods & Unsplash Chris Adamus

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Tishin is a technology journalist and correspondent. She has written for TechCrunch, Demand Studios and Fitness, and has regular network segments on local Phoenix affiliate stations. She holds a Master's degree in Clinical and Sport psychology, and has covered many areas of technology ranging from 3D printing and game development to neurotech and funding for over 15 years.

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