When long days are spent digesting new information at exhausting meetings, minds drift, and bellies may be running on empty too. Here’s when we can rely on simple staples, which are really brain boosters in disguise, to help attendees focus. See the following list of easy-to-prepare smart foods you can serve during breaks or as snacks during brainstorm or networking sessions.  

Potato

Potato

The low-carb diet craze may have given potatoes a bad rep, but that doesn’t undo the fact that potatoes are packed with great health benefits. Potatoes help balance glucose levels and contain vitamin C, B complex, omega-3, carbohydrates and protein that aid in brain cell activity. Plus, potato dishes are guaranteed crowd pleasers! 

Mayonnaise

Mayonnaise

Best eaten in moderation, mayonnaise can pack great flavour as well as nutrients such as protein, as well as vitamins E and K to foods like sandwiches and salads. It also contains omega-3 acids that help with memory power. 

Chicken

Chicken

No matter how you cook it, chicken has a variety of health benefits. In particular, it contains tryptophan, which increases serotonin levels and diminishes stress levels. It’s no wonder good ol’ chicken wings, lightly fried to keep it as a healthy and light snack, can be so satisfying. 

Beef

Beef

Beef is one of the best sources of high-quality protein, with a range of nutrients like iron, B vitamins, and zinc – which is known to improve memory and cognition.

Tea

Tea

An instant pick-me-up, tea is rich in antioxidants and has brain-boosting benefits. Its caffeine content improves alertness and attention. Moreover, research discovered an amino acid in tea called theanine, which aids in problem-solving tasks.