Struggling to make it through the day?
Almost asleep by the 2pm board meeting and just wishing you could somehow supercharge your energy levels without the inevitable crash that usually follows?
There are many proclaimed miracle cures on the market and it can be a minefield trying to decipher which, if any, are going to help. Switching to a plant based diet can really help to you can boost your productivity within the workplace, as a study in Washington DC has recently looked into.
Keen to start? These following suggestions will help you start feeling fantastic in no time.
Get Some Superfoods In Your Diet
You may have heard this term a lot as it is such a buzzword these days. Everyone is always talking about their latest discovery from Maca to Chia seeds. Another great form of superfoods are adaptogens, particularly Siberian Ginseng and Ashwagandha. Siberian ginseng helps to strengthen your entire system and is a fabulous energy booster, whilst Ashwagandha is being hailed as THE tonic for the 21st century lifestyle. Ashwagandha is rejuvenating and strengthening to the nervous system, and is excellent for stress induced disorders such as Insomnia and anxiety. It is also incredibly calming which is great just before a big presentation to the CEO’s!
Have a Green Smoothie Each Day
Switching out your morning coffee for a green smoothie is a great way to keep your productivity high, caffeine is known to cause an energy spike in our bodies and then there is always the inevitable crash later on, so we reach for more. Seemingly stuck in an endless cycle. Having a green smoothie keeps you fuller for longer, and they also help to increase mental clarity, and can be a great source of omega-3s, protein, minerals, and nutrients
Mix Up The Colours On Your Plate
Get creative with your food, and start to switch up the flavours that you enjoy. If you are a coeliac or following a gluten free diet then it is always useful to check the ingredients that a product contains as many vegan products can have wheat or gluten in. This is why cooking from scratch with food that has no labels is normally the best idea as then you know exactly what is going into your body. Eating a plant based diet has also been proven to improve your metabolism and focus. You are left feeling less sluggish and so have far more energy for those all important meetings and deadline that you need to adhere to.
About the author
Dominica Roszko is a nutrition and well-being specialist, and the founder of vegerasta.com – a site dedicated to healthy living.