Tired at Workplace? Eating Pizza and These Five Other Foods Helps to Increase ProductivityMarch 18, 2019 10:31
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No matter how action-packed your work involves, at some time you might get exhausted or find yourself looking for motivation.
Nevertheless, a recent study has found that a pizza can help you add productivity to your work, just like a coffee helping you in being awake and active.
This study was conducted by an American psychologist Dan Ariely who wanted to observe the productivity patterns of workers in an organization and found that along with receiving compliments from the boss, a pizza can increase productivity in the workplace.
The research was conducted on the workers of a factory. They were presented with incentive offers like a free pizza, bonus claim and compliments from a boss. The researcher then observed the productivity patterns and analyzed them for a week. He found that those who chose to get a free pizza displayed the highest level of productivity.
The next in line was the boss's compliment. Surprisingly, the money did not get any high productivity but instead, the particular group saw a fall by over 13 percent in one week. Thus clearly, a free pizza is found to work as a better motivator over money among the employees.
A free pizza may work well as a cheer up and motivate some to do better, but it is not so good for one ultimately.
Here are some other foods that can help you in increasing your work productivity:
Any fruit is good for health but if you are precisely looking for productivity in that case bananas are good as they have an energy-inducing ingredient. It also adds to your body's glucose needs. Best is to have a banana, between two meals.
Almonds, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts are some of the things that you should always carry or keep around your work desk. Other than enhancing productivity, these nuts also help in managing our mood. They help you in keeping your willpower.
Oats are a rich source of nutrition as they contain B-vitamins, magnesium, potassium, and fiber which generally help in the nervous system. You can easily include oats in your breakfast and it not only is a filling option but also boosts productivity. Oats also help in regulating blood sugar levels.
Dark chocolate is best-known to relieve stress levels. Dark chocolate contains cacao which has many antioxidants that help in improving cognitive functions.
One should include at least one egg every day. Having an egg helps in increasing the memory and also speeds up activity. An egg has a B-vitamin called choline which is said to stimulate the brain's sensors.
These are some of the foods which can help you increase your productivity at the workplace.
By Sowmya Sangam