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This Breakfast Food Can Help Improve Your Productivity

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From planners to apps, so many of us are looking for ways to optimize our productivity. But what if your choice of breakfast food could be the real secret?

Fans of avocado toast are about to be extra pleased. Not only is that avocado good for your health, but it’s also good for your productivity. If you add an egg on top, even better.

According to nutrition expert and registered dietician, Maya Feller, RD, healthy fats, like those in avocados, have been shown to improve brain fog and concentration.

“Avocados are rich in monounsaturated fats, which help to support nerve cells and support transmission across neurons,” explained Feller.

But if you really want a brain boost, pairing your avocado with eggs is the way to create a powerhouse breakfast.

Feller explained that the choline found in eggs helps boost your productivity. Choline is an essential nutrient that is necessary for your body to produce acetylcholine, a neurotransmitter that impacts everything from memory to attention to learning ability.

Outside of choline, studies in children have shown that egg yolk consumption can improve cognitive performance. Another substance commonly found in eggs, lutein, has also been studied and shown to help ward off cognitive decline throughout life.

The next time you’re battling brain fog, starting your morning with avocado toast and an egg might be the solution. But if breakfast has come and gone, these egg dinners can also double as a delicious lunch.

[Via Well + Good]

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