10 Superfoods to Boost Productivity at Work

When you're faced with a hectic workday, it can be all too easy to make some not-so-healthy food choices in between attending meetings, checking emails and returning phone calls. In the moment, it might seem harmless, but that burger and fries you had for lunch may come back to haunt you (and your productivity) later in the afternoon. In fact, poor nutrition can significantly impact your ability to perform well on the job, because it can lead to fatigue, lower energy levels, decreased mental effectiveness and a reduced ability to think clearly, according to, a health information site.

That's why it's important to consume healthy foods and beverages consistently throughout the day, rather than waiting until you're starving to have a snack or meal, advises Keri Glassman, a New York City-based nutritionist and founder of It's not easy. You're more likely to make poor food choices when you're under a time crunch, Glassman says, and it's not always realistic -- or cost effective -- to grab fresh, nutritious foods while at the office.

With input from nutrition experts, we've identified several so-called superfoods that purportedly pack extra health benefits to help keep you focused and effective on the job. In addition, we've outlined

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