How hunger affects productivity

Diet can have a profound impact on your health and wellbeing. Eating “the right” foods can not only improve your health and prevent diseases, but it can also have a significant impact on workplace productivity.

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Foods that can boost productivity

Our bodies convert the food we eat into glucose to create energy for our brains and bodies. Our bodies and minds have difficulty concentrating and staying focused when glucose levels are low (which can be the cause of the afternoon slump). Our bodies do not process all food at the same speed. Some foods cause a quick release of glucose, resulting in a surge of energy followed by a rapid loss of energy. Some foods are more energy-sustaining, but they require more effort from our digestive system. This can lead to a drop in oxygen levels and grogginess. Find out more about Office Lunches by visiting Crumbs Delivered, suppliers of Office Lunches.


Our bodies get their energy from carbohydrates, one of three macronutrients in the human diet. Carbohydrates are available in many forms such as sugars, dietary fibre and whole grains. Eating too many or too few carbohydrates can be harmful to our bodies. Carbohydrates are the fuel that our bodies require to perform their functions. They can affect insulin and blood sugar levels, as well as the metabolism of fats in our body. They help with digestion and influence how nutrients are absorbed.

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Simple carbohydrates are quickly absorbed and converted by the body into energy. Simple sugars and juices are examples. Complex carbohydrates produce energy more slowly and last longer. They are good for the body and productivity. They also fuel our brains and help us exercise. Whole grains, cereals, and pasta are all rich in complex carbohydrates. Complex carbohydrates are also richer in nutrients and fibre, and they can make us feel more satisfied when we eat them.

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