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Improve Your Energy With These Foods

To maintain your productivity in the workplace, it is important to stay energized throughout the day. Aside from getting a good night’s rest, you must properly fuel your body. If you notice your energy levels waning during your workday, try incorporating these energy boosting foods into your diet.

Eggs are a great source of protein, which works to keep your tissues and muscles in tip-top shape. They also contain vitamins B2, B5, B12, and folate, which keep your blood healthy and rich in iron, as well as choline that helps to build brain cells, and antioxidants that are great for your eyes. With so many health benefits, it’s no surprise that eggs keep your body pumped and energized.

Green Tea
Aside from its caffeine content (which is less than coffee, making it a welcome alternative), green tea also contains flavonoids and catechins, which are antioxidants that fight free radicals in your system. It also contains L-theanine, an amino acid which helps to reduce anxiety. On top of all that, it kills bacteria in your system, meaning less risk for infection. Less sick days mean more productive days!

Berries are an easy and delicious snack for work. They’re loaded with antioxidants, help to lower blood pressure, and keep your brain sharp. Keep berries close by to keep you focused, calm and alert at work.

Brown Rice
If you pack your lunch for work, opt for brown rice instead of white rice. Brown rice contains selenium, which fights heart disease and arthritis, and manganese, which is beneficial for your nervous and reproductive systems. It is also high in fiber, fights candida in the body, and can aid in weight loss. And because it tempers the release of sugar into your system, you can sustain your energy for optimal productivity.

Rich in omega-3 fatty acids, salmon helps support your joint cartilage, digestive tract, reduces the risk of cancer and improves your moods. Add baked or grilled salmon to your brown rice and you’ve got an easy, energy-boosting lunch!

Dark Chocolate
Dark chocolate can be your tasty little lunchtime dessert! It supports healthy blood flow by helping to make your arteries more flexible, and triggers a hormone in your body that helps prevent overeating. It is also rich in potassium, zinc, and has anti-inflammatory properties which are good for brain function. This does not give you the green light to scarf down a bunch of dark chocolate. A small piece of dark chocolate can go a long way.

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Fuel your body with a fresh and delicious meal at the Brick Your Neighborhood Deli! Order online or visit us in store at 105 E. Arrow Highway in Pomona. We are open weekdays from 10:30am-7:30pm and Saturdays 10:30am-4:30pm. To learn more about our catering services, please call 909-596-5225.