It’s Monday, and it’s Veteran’s Day. Those of us who are stuck in the office instead of enjoying a day off to celebrate our nation’s heroes, may be experiencing a little drain on motivation from friends who are not at work today. You may be searching for some extra incentive to make it through the day. Luckily, The Huffington Post has a list of the food and drinks that can make you more productive while you’re at work. They can help keep your mind sharp, and give you a natural boost without needing a 5-hour energy. So, when you’re feeling sleepy or a little stalled, reach for one of these power foods and beverages:
- Dark Chocolate: The flavanols found in cocoa will increase bloodflow to the brain, keeping you feeling energetic
- Citrus Fruit: Even just the scent of citrus can give you a boost, but consuming the Vitamin C will give added alertness
- Water: Dehydration zaps your focus and short-term memory. Keep your brain running like a well-oiled machine with lots of H2O.
- Coffee or Tea: Most of us know this already, but having a cup of caffeine can improve your cognitive focus and concentration.
They just might make the difference between hitting a wall, and keeping on trucking. Now, go mark some things off your afternoon to-do list.