Reduced energy levels at work could become an issue that leads to a lack of engagement, decreased employee morale, and even lessened revenue for the organization as a whole.
In order to keep energy levels up and to increase productivity in your office, keep the below listed “brain foods” on hand in order to provide your employees with the fuel they need to stay alert and engaged.
Energy Boosting Foods for Your Employees to Increase Productivity
These berries can do a lot – especially when it comes to increasing energy and brain function in the office. First, they improve memory, reasoning skills, and the ability to effectively learn.
Additionally, they contain antioxidants that protect the brain from free-radicals. Finally, the gallic acid contained in these berries protects the mind from stress and degeneration.
Pair these with other fresh fruits to provide a natural sugar boost for employees and allow them to make delicious smoothies.
While you may have never heard of this food, they have wonderful benefits to the health and minds of your employees. These can be conveniently mixed into a smoothie, bowl of oatmeal, or container of yogurt.
The fatty acids in hemp hearts reduces stress, they are high in protein to fight fatigue and boost energy levels, and they are rich in magnesium, zinc, and iron. Provide them in your break room and allow employees to try something new and healthy!
Everyone knows that avocados are a super food and are “good fat”. What people may not realize is that avocados have monosaturated fats that help to stabilize blood sugar levels, preventing a mental “crash” that can occur when a blood sugar level rapidly decreases.
Also, they contain vitamin K and folate that help improve concentration levels, which is ideal at work. That could be great motivation for a Mexican themed lunch complete with guacamole at the office!
This is one that is sure to appease the sweet tooths of your employees! Even though it’s a “candy”, dark chocolate increases energy via the caffeine it contains and can improve mental focus as it has flavanols in it.
Finally, the antioxidants in dark chocolate helps slow mental decline. The darker the chocolate, the better it is for you.
This is a simple one! Having an abundance of water coolers and fountains in your office is the perfect way to ensure that employees stay alert throughout the work day. Water and increased hydration energizes brain cells, increases and improves blood and oxygen flow to the brain, and helps with concentration and focus.
How a PEO Can Help
A PEO can be of assistance in planning to stock your office with healthy snacks that refresh your employees and give them the energy boost they need to be as productive as possible. Call us today to find the PEO that will work best with your organization.