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Imagine this: You get seven hours of uninterrupted sleep a night, but you find that your energy continues to decrease as the 8-hour workday progresses further. You take vitamins and you exercise, but something just isn't adding up. That 3:00 p.m. slump is now worsening and you find yourself struggling to make it to 5:00 p.m. Related: 10 Must-Have Desk Foods It's a proven fact that what you put into your body can make you or break you. Changing up a few things in your diet can make a big difference.


Here Are 6 Foods That Will Give You The Boost You Need To Power Through Your Workday:

1. Green Vegetables

Most employees love the free lunches that their companies offer. But guess what? Most of those lunches are carbohydrate-laden foods like pasta and pizza that will put you into a carb coma by 3:00 p.m. Consider swapping out the pasta and pizza for a big bowl of leafy green vegetables with extra protein and you will find that your memory and focus skyrocket by 3:00 p.m. Green vegetables are loaded with Vitamin B and Folic Acid which are known to be huge memory boosters.

2. Salmon And Avocado

A piece of salmon for lunch instead of a turkey sandwich can charge up your internal batteries with Omega-3 Fatty Acids and increase your mood, memory, and concentration. Skip the rice and potatoes. While they taste great, you want to maximize the energy derived from the salmon. Instead, add a salad on the side topped with avocado, which is also a great healthy fat.

3. Water

This is an area I struggle with too – you want to drink water, but you don't want to spend all day running to the bathroom. It's a double-edge sword, but our bodies depend on water to function, so it is important to keep hydrated which will also keep your focus and prevent fatigue. Consider keeping a 20 oz. thermos or bottle close at your desk and fill it three times a day at work. You will be close to achieving your daily requirement of eight glasses (64 oz.) by the end of the workday.

4. Eggs

Eggs for breakfast can make a huge difference in energy production throughout the day. Egg yolks contain high sources of Vitamin B and eggs are notorious for high protein content. Consider using one whole egg and two egg whites to keep your breakfast extra lean.

5. Grapefruit

Grapefruit is known as a power food that loads the body with antioxidants, potassium, pectin, and Vitamin C to fight mood swings, memory loss, and regulate blood sugar levels. The best part about grapefruits is that they are high in fiber which leaves you feeling fuller for longer.

6. Dark Chocolate

Yep, you read that right. I saved the best for last. Who doesn't want to add dark chocolate into their daily food regimen? Cacao is a natural stress fighter and focus booster. It also has caffeine which can give you added energy. Eating these foods during the workday will help you boost energy levels, improve your concentration, and most importantly, increase your productivity!

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Wendi Weiner, creatively known as The Writing Guru, is a Nationally Certified Resume Writer (NCRW) and Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW) with over 15 years of expertise in resume writing, essay writing, and professional editing. Visit her website here. Disclosure: This post is sponsored by a CAREEREALISM-approved expert.
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