Want to wow everyone at your next big presentation? Check out which foods will feed your brain and fuel those million-dollar ideas. By Joanne Chen
1. Pair protein with good carbs for breakfast (and if the event's in the afternoon, for lunch). The good carbs transform into glucose, which energizes the brain; proteins sustain that energy input for as long as four hours.
2. Load up on dark, leafy greens. They offer a megadose of folate, which boosts brain function.
3. Avoid junk food. Saturated fats put stress on nerve cells and hamper communication and activity, making you feel sluggish.
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4. A half hour before the meeting, get your caffeine fix-assuming you haven't already had more than a cup. Caffeine, which enhances activity in the part of the brain associated with memory and focus, peaks in the body 45 minutes after your first sip, and the effect lingers on for a few hours.
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