, author: Ermakova M.

For the mind: 6 healthy snacks during periods of intense mental activity

You can “recharge” not only with chocolate and coffee. There are many other nutritious and healthy snacks for those who are busy with mental work.

When you have a particularly lot of work, or there is a need to combine work activity with other complex tasks (study, creativity, etc.), the brain requires special nutrition. It will help you stay active throughout the day, doing everything you need to do with ease. We offer several options for simple and tasty snacks - they perfectly satisfy hunger and give strength:

Nuts and dried fruits

dried fruits

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A handful of nuts (almonds or walnuts) will provide healthy fats and proteins that help improve brain function. Dried fruits, such as raisins or prunes, supply the body with vegetable (harmless) sugar, and therefore energy to keep the mind active.

Cottage cheese with berries

Cottage cheese is rich in proteins and calcium, which is good for brain activity. Berries, such as strawberries or blueberries, contain antioxidants that suppress stress reactions.

Boiled (or poached) egg

Eggs contain choline, which is essential for the formation of neurons that improve memory and concentration.

Vegetables with hummus

Box with Hummus Veggies

Carrots, broccoli or bell peppers provide vitamins and minerals. Hummus contains fiber and proteins, providing a stable supply of energy.

Buckwheat with yogurt

Buckwheat is rich in carbohydrates, which provide energy for vigorous activity. And the probiotics in yogurt have a positive effect on digestion and support overall health.

Avocado toast

sandwiches with avocado

Avocado contains vegetable fats that replenish the body's “good” cholesterol and provide energy. Mash the avocado pulp with a fork and spread on lightly toasted bread. For taste, you can add a slice of red fish - it is also a source of healthy fats that activate brain activity.

Don't forget to take short breaks to have a snack; this is especially important during periods of intense mental activity.