We dread those days when we struggle to concentrate at work and all we long for is for the clock to strike 6pm so we can pack our bags and leave. The reasons may vary, but the struggle to get through the day combined with unproductive time spent leaves many of us with extra work at hand as well as a feeling of not doing enough. If you too have been facing the work blues lately, here is some much-needed help from nutritionist Lovneet Batra.
In an Instagram post, she said, “When stress strikes, demotivation is usually not too far behind.” She went on to list out good munching options that can help retain one’s focus at work by boosting the energy levels.
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#whattoeatwhen you're unable to concentrate on work or on a task at hand. Have channa and green tea to relax and calm down the nerves on a particularly chaotic day at work. When stress strikes demotivation is usually not too far behind. To boost dopamine levels grab a piece of dark chocolate ( 70% and above) and a handful of almonds. Have ashwagandha tea and 2 raisins for an instant perk-me-up and boost alertness. #whattoeatwhen #darkchocolate #dopamine #anxietybusters #healwithfood #ashwagandha #nutritionbylovneet #nutrients #nutritiontips
Take a look at these foods that will help you a great deal.
Green tea and chana
Green tea and chana is a good option to munch on as it helps relax and calm down the nerves on a chaotic day at work.
Green tea is known to be loaded with antioxidants and nutrients that have powerful effect on one’s mood. It is also known to improve brain function while speeding up fat loss.
Chana or chickpeas is known to control blood sugar levels and stabilise blood pressure which is much-needed during hectic times.
Dark chocolate with handful of almonds
Grab a piece of dark chocolate (70 per cent and above) and a handful of almonds. This helps boost dopamine level, which is responsible for improving memory, and making one feel energetic. It also helps resist impulsive behaviour, among other things.
Ashwagandha tea and two raisins
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Ashwagandha root I harvested two winters ago, still as potent as ever. As the new cultivated seedlings are propping up, I'm about to drink some of this as a reminder to not skip any more years of growing. I didn't grow any last spring and I kind of regret it; It makes me stingier with the tiny batch that I do have. #ashwagandhaharvest2018 #2020 #balconygarden #balconypermaculture #vermiculture #heirloomorganic #vermicompostgrown #tea #ashwagandhatea
Batra suggested having Ashwagandha tea and two raisins for an instant energy boost. This could also help you if drowsiness is making you feel lethargic at work.
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