By Anne Laing –
When travelling abroad we still see business people at the hotel breakfast buffet loading up with their morning fruit juice, in the mistaken belief they’re making a healthy choice. For sure it’s healthier than a soda, but not by much…
For a day of high productivity, performance and concentration most juices are no help to your brain health. Commercial juices contain a large amount of refined carbohydrates guaranteed to give you a concentration slump. Each 12-ounce glass of juice has about the same amount of sugar (8 teaspoons) as a 12-ounce glass of soda, even if no sugar is added.
According to Dr Mercola, international health expert, these juices may also be contaminated with mould and should best be avoided.
Sports drinks, such as Gatorade, should also be left well alone, as one of their main ingredients is high-fructose corn syrup, and others may contain large amounts of caffeine per serving.
To fire up your neurons eat a piece of whole fruit or half a cup of dark berries, which appear in their own natural, high-fibre package. Alternatively go for green or purple fresh-made smoothies, tomato juice, fresh-squeezed lemon juice with sparkling water, coconut water, mineral water, or herbal teas…!
Planning ahead, you can also grab an apple or banana from the buffet to slip in your briefcase as emergency rations for later in the day!