Simple steps to improve: Workplace Performance, Concentration and Memory

In order to achieve optimal results at work, at home and in the gym, important body systems and vital organs need to be nourished with the best nutrients.

Improve mental health, wellbeing and brain power by making your whole body healthier with Super-Powered Superfoods!

 

The Brain: Improve neuronal connections and the speed with which your brain cells communicate

  • Rosemary: strengthens memory and enhances mental alertness.
  • Basil: Detoxifies the blood and is rich in key nutrients magnesium, folate, iron and calcium
  • Green Tea: Concurrently focusses and relaxes the mind. Increases alpha wave activity in the brain
  • Sardines: Good source of omega-3 without heavy metal toxicity, hormones, pesticides or anti-fungal chemicals.
  • 90% dark chocolate: coco-polyphenols and theobromine to enhance neuronal connections
  • Almonds, sunflower seeds and extra virgin olive oil: Improve neuronal connections in the brain and regeneration of brain cells

 

Heart and blood vessels: To circulate nutrients and oxygen to the brain and remove waste products

Cardiovascular exercise tones the arteries and improves blood flow

  • Lemons: Bioflavonoids and vitamin C for capillary strength and better blood flow
  • Walnuts: plant source omega-3 and magnesium
  • Apples and pears: flavonoids to promote blood vessel health
  • Spinach and parsley: Magnesium helps arteries contract and relax optimally
  • Garlic: Enhanced blood flow
  • Turmeric: Great antioxidant
  • Red wine: 100mL with food 2-3 times/ week can help some people with stickiness of the platelet blood cells

 

Nervous system: nourish the nerves to let your body respond better to cognitive challenges. Nerve tonics promote resilience and improve mental stamina

  • Oats: Heals the nervous system
  • Banana: Potassium is a key nutrient for nerve health
  • Parsley: Magnesium and calcium are important for nerve health

 

Adrenal support is essential to maintain good energy levels

  • Lemon: Bioavailable vitamin C is stored in the adrenal glands
  • Capsicum: Vitamin C nourishes the adrenals
  • Kale: Magnesium is vital for adrenal health
  • Almonds: Adrenal tonic and good source of magnesium

 

Liver detox: cleanse and purify your liver to enhance cellular energy reserves. If your body is toxic, energy is spent detoxifying – rather than focusing and performing at work

  • Cabbage and kale: Induces your body’s own glutathione detoxification enzymes
  • Lemon: Stimulates the gall bladder and liver
  • Onion/Garlic/Leek: Rich in sulphur, provide the building blocks to bind toxins and remove them from the body
  • Green tea: Flavonoid antioxidants help deactivate fat soluble toxins
  • Beetroot and carrots: Classic liver supporting foods

 

Good nutrition involves crucial stages of digestion and absorption.

Firstly, eat nutritious foods!

Then Step 1 (see below): Enhance your ability to extract and digest the nutrients in the food you eat

Step 2 (see below). Ensure those individual nutrient components (like vitamins, trace minerals and amino acids) are absorbed in the intestinal tract.

 

Step 1: Stomach, pancreas and gall bladder: digest and extract the nutrient bound up in the superfoods you eat

  • Lemon: Stimulates digestive enzymes to extract nutrients from food
  • Dandelion Leaves: Stimulates digestive enzymes
  • Other bitter greens are excellent too: rocket, spinach, radicchio, chicory, endive
  • Chick peas: slow release carbohydrates modulate hormones released by the pancreas

 

Step 2: Bowel detox: a crucial body system to facilitate better absorption of the nutrients you eat

  • Carrots: Pre-biotic fibres that improve bowel health
  • Other pre-biotic foods are asparagus, banana, onion, garlic, leek, cabbage, beans, lentils, bran, artichoke and dandelion leaves
  • Sauerkraut: Contains “healthy” live, pro-biotic bacteria
  • Kombucha: Contains “healthy” live, pro-biotic bacteria
  • Ground linseeds: Detoxes the bowel
  • Lentils: High fibre, removes toxins from the body
  • Black Beans: High fibre, removes toxins from the body
  • Oats: forms a protective film and soothes the intestinal tract; anti-inflammatory

 

Additional nutrition tips:

  • Enjoy alkaline or purified water
  • Eat as much raw food as possible
  • Juice tips: simple, real life, convenient recipes
  • Kale, carrot, whole lemon juice
  • Carrot, apple, beetroot juice
  • Orange, pineapple, dandelion leaves

 

Wellbeing exercises:  It’s OK to put yourself first occasionally

  • Deep breathing
  • Mindfulness/ meditation
  • Visualisation
  • Progressive muscle relaxation
  • Self-hypnosis
  • Enjoy plenty of exercise
  • Enjoy reading, comedy shows.
  • Get a massage or foot reflexology treatment
  • Have someone to talk to and vent your concerns
  • Ensure adequate sleep
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