Tag: mental alertness at work

03 Jan

Eating at your Meeting: 4 Easy Ways to Boost Brain Power & Alertness

We all know the importance of healthy eating. Yet too many business meetings offer less-than-healthy—or downright unhealthy—meal and snack options. With so much time spent in meetings, that’s gotta change. Start here with four easy ways to create menus that boost brainpower, ensure content you worked so hard to design is remembered, and meeting attendees can fully participate. 1.     Feed the brain protein. When you want people to doze off, serve carbohydratezzzzz (muffins, cookies, soda). If you want them to be engaged and alert, pile on the protein: fish and chicken maintain energy (and red meat lowers it). Boost the brain with nuts, peanut butter, and other low-glycemic snacks and energy bars. 2.     Strike the white. Whether you’re eating a meal or a snack, avoid white sugar, white [non-wheat] flour, regular rice, and too many starches like spuds. And while it IS white, yogurt is a superb snack and perfect protein source. To satisfy the sweet tooth? Fresh fruit, naturally—and so-not-white DARK chocolate. 3.     Move it or lose it. When we move, we learn; the brain literally downloads information more effectively. (Wow—way to go, brain!). When in your event can you get people out of their chairs and actively engaged…