Right Nutrition for the Soccer Fans!!Created by:
With the Euro 2016 craze now, I believe almost everyone is hoping and placing their bets on their favorite team.
Oh well, now it’s already the semi-finals and we are definitely exhilarated to know who will be bringing the golden
cup back home with pride! Some may have stayed up late to watch the game be it at home or at the bar with
friends. We know that a night of sleep deprivation affects your brain and to face the battle to stay awake and
energized at work, home or even in school can be rather challenging.
Worry not! Here are 5 useful tips that might help you to eliminate this first world problem!
- Eat the right nutrition mix
Remember, carbs come in fruits and veggies as well as grains. And you can get protein from meat, dairy,
fish, eggs and beans (like soy or pinto). The perfect lunch might be veggies with fish (mmm, nicoise salad,
anyone?), and the best snack an apple with a little cheese.
- Switch from venti to smaller caffeine doses
Research suggests that small, frequent doses of caffeine—like tea breaks, caffeinated mints, and even
chocolate—do a better job of keeping your brain from feeling fatigued than jitter-inducing java. Of course,
if you have got the willpower and patience, you could also just drink half-cups of coffee more frequently
- Get outside—even if it is cloudy
Getting 10 to 15 minutes of sun each day, and a layer of sunscreen if you are getting more. Even better,
you get away from the screens, voicemails, and low-level humming of the office.
- Take a Nap
Take a nap as short as 10 minutes can benefit you, as your brain quickly moves into slow-wave sleep. Do note
sleeping longer than about 40 or 45 minutes, may make you feel groggy when you wake up.
- Stimulate your senses
Turn on as many lights as you can. If you are not a position to control the lights, then position yourself as
close to a light source as possible. You may also want to suck on a mint or chew gum to keep your mouth
alert. Lastly, Splash cold or warm water on your face might just help!