We believe that staying alert for a long meeting or conference can be a challenge for any delegate. However, attention and energy levels can be significantly improved by making a few sensible food choices throughout the day.
One of the most important factors to consider is how to keep blood sugar levels steady throughout the day without any sudden peaks or troughs.
The early morning buzz after those tempting Danish pastries is inevitably followed by a slump as the body releases a surge of insulin to deal with the sudden rush of sugar. Instead of pastries, a healthy breakfast can be topped up with slow releasing energy foods as required through the morning.
At lunch time, delegates should actively avoid heavy meals that are high in carbohydrate and high in fat which are associated with the post-lunch dip and the infamous graveyard shift in the early afternoon. Where possible, chose lighter, fresh and freshly prepared foods to provide the essential nutrients for brain function and health.
Finally, drink plenty of water throughout the day. Keeping the brain hydrated is absolutely essential for sustained concentration. Don’t just rely on caffeine.
In essence this doesn’t just apply to conferences but to all of us working every day and it wont just help our brains but our waistlines too.
To ensure your mind is at its healthiest, Criterion are working with our venues to increase the ‘good stuff’ and reduce the ‘bad stuff’