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Nutritional therapist Alli Godbold has made it her mission to educate people about food and how it affects their bodies — brains included! She compiled the following list of “Brain food for business executives” for students like you. What follows is an excerpt of the Top 10 brain foods and a link to the full article.

Brain food for business executives

As a busy executive, you’ll know the importance of making the most of each hour of the day. But when you add studying for an Executive MBA to the mix of work and family commitments, there’s an even greater need to make every hour count.While studying for an Executive MBA is an exciting time of your professional career, it can also be stressful. There are the challenges of meeting deadlines, organizing time into an already busy schedule for group projects, and for many students, the requirements of travel as part of the Executive MBA program. Looking after your health and well-being is therefore paramount. Getting regular exercise and eating a healthy diet will ensure your body – and mind – are in good shape to cope with the challenges of the Executive MBA. QS Top Executive gets top tips from nutritional therapist Alli Godbold on the best foods for busy executives.

1. The power of protein

Eat good quality protein foods at every meal. Ideally eat eggs for breakfast and chicken or fish for lunch and supper. Protein helps to keep blood sugar levels balanced which sustains energy.

2. Grab a healthy snack

Snack on raw nuts and seeds instead of biscuits and crisps. Nuts and seeds provide important nutrients, essential fats, protein and fibre – a far more nutritious alternative.

3. Avoid the caffeine

Drink herbal teas and water rather than caffeinated drinks. Tea, coffee and cola drinks cause energy levels to yo-yo up and down.

4. Keep hydrated

Drinking lots of water (including that in herbal teas) helps you to stay hydrated which is essential for good focus.

5. An egg a day

Eggs provide good levels of the nutrient choline. This is needed for the manufacture of acetyl-choline which is the neurotransmitter in the brain involved in memory.

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