You might be wondering what a health and nutrition post has to do amidst ICT and business —well, it has everything to do with everything. You know the famous “health is wealth” idiom. We thought it’ll be a great idea to share this wealth of information with you and for this to have been made possible, we got one of the best dietitians and nutritionists we know —one who is one of ours and building up her empire —Miss. Doris Nwoha.
Miss Doris Nwoha is the CEO / Founder of Daizy’s; a nutritionist, dietitian and a fitness instructor. She is based in Abuja, Nigeria and she also makes awesome smoothies (healthy ones) that can spice your life up!
These foods will help you work better and you being more productive means better customer satisfaction. Have you ever been to a store or a business place where the customer desk staff looks like someone who’s about to fall flat on their face or just looks so unhealthy?! This post will help you and your business avoid such dramas and customer perception of your staff.
Nature’s supply of goodness and vitality is unending.
Each food has its own special benefits and our bodies deserve the best to keep us in tip-top shape. As individuals, we differ in many ways and this also occurs with our daily nutritional demand to stay healthy. There is one thing we all have in common and that is our bodily need for energy.
Our brain is the control center of our entire body, it is always at work even when we are asleep. So, due to the importance of the correlation of health/fitness to work, it is very essential that we know the brain power boosters that occur in nature to help with those stressful (or not) days.
Here are 10 of the foods that help your body and mind varying from broccoli to dark chocolate!
This highly nutritious fruit contains a wide variety of nutrients including vitamin B, C, K and folate, avocados help prevent blood clots in the brain (protecting against stroke) as well as help improve cognitive function, especially both memory and concentration.
Avocados are high in healthy fats and protein, and low in sugar. They are great for all sorts of meals.
Broccoli is loaded with antioxidant and anti-inflammatory plant compounds. It is very high in vitamin K and choline which helps improve memory. Its nutrients protect against free radicals, helps in blood flow and prevents damage to the brain by heavy metals.
Beets contain valuable nutrients that are anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer and support detoxification. They contain natural nitrates that boost blood flow to the brain, improving mental performance and stamina. They are also high in sugar.
Coffee’s two main components, caffeine and antioxidants help your brain. Caffeine increases alertness and improves your mood. Caffeine also improves your physical performance by stimulating the brain to break down fat cells to use as fuel and increases adrenaline levels.
5. Dark Chocolate
Cocoa in dark chocolate contains flavonoids, caffeine and antioxidants which improve memory and mood. They can also help lower blood pressure and improve blood flow to both the brain and heart.
Eggs contain brain boosting nutrients including vitamins B6 and B12, folate and choline. Choline is an important micronutrient that is used to create acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that helps regulate mood and memory. B12 is also involved in the production of brain chemicals and regulating sugar levels in the brain.
7. Fatty Fish
Fatty fish includes salmon, trout, mackerel and sardines, which are all rich sources of omega-3 fatty acid. About 60% of your brain is made of fat, and half of that fat is the omega-3 kind. Your brain uses omega-3s to build brain and nerve cells, and these fats are essential for learning and memory.
8. Green Tea
Caffeine in green tea boosts brain function by improving alertness, performance, memory and focus. It also contains L-theanine, an amino acid that can cross the blood-brain barrier and increase the activity of the neurotransmitter GABA, which helps reduce anxiety and makes you feel more relaxed. L-theanine also increases the frequency of alpha waves in the brain, which helps you relax without making you feel tired.
Nuts especially walnuts and almonds are great for the brain and nervous system. They contain omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamin B6 and E. Vitamin E shields cell membranes from free radical damage in the brain and improve mental alertness.
Turmeric contains curcumin which has been shown to cross the blood-brain barrier. It is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory compound which improves memory and eases depression by boosting serotonin and dopamine levels. Curcumin is also said to boost brain-derived neurotrophic factor, a type of growth hormone that helps brain cells grow.
We hope you’ve learnt a lot about the relationship between your health and your wealth and what kind of food helps you work and think better, we sure have!
Nature’s supply of goodness and vitality is unending.Each food has its own special benefits and our bodies deserve the best to keep us in tip-top shape.
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