Being an entrepreneur is one of the most demanding jobs on the planet. It requires a great deal of hard work, sacrifice and plenty of late hours. Most entrepreneurs are willing to do whatever it takes in order to get their company off the ground. Unfortunately, one of the casualties of being an entrepreneur for so many people is that they stop taking care of themselves when working to make sure their company is a success. All entrepreneurs, no matter what field they may be in, need to be ready to commit themselves to being as healthy as possible, which of course means maintaining a healthy diet.
While it can be difficult to always eat a perfectly balanced diet, while taking on the demands of being an entrepreneur, there are a few "super foods" that every business owner should consider. These superfoods are delicious, easy to eat on-the-go and they are filled with all types of vitamins and nutrients that can help make sure you are getting what your body needs to be as health as possible. Here are six easy-to-enjoy superfoods that every entrepreneur should consider adding to their diet.
Apples are great because they fuel both your body and your brain, and you can easily snack on them while on-the-go. Apples are a great source of Vitamin C and potassium, which means they can help you feel fuller longer so you won't need to stop and snack as much. Studies have also found that they can help lower your cholesterol and improve your mood. Remember with apples the tarter they are the more antioxidants that they have.
Spread a little almond butter on whole wheat toast (or an apple for double the superfood power) and you can get a ton of great nutrients, in one little filling snack. Almond butter is filled with B vitamins, protein, magnesium, zinc, iron, fiber and calcium.
Tigernuts are delicious little nutrient-filled nuts that any entrepreneur can easily snack on while they're at their desk or munch on while on-the-go. Tigernuts have a number of health benefits, and are filled with prebiotic fibers that help promote healthy digestion. If you eat just one ounce of these nuts, the can fulfill 40% of your daily recommended fiber. Filled with healthy fats, these little nuts will give you a nice burst of energy so you can tackle whatever the day has in store for you.
Grab a quick orange in the morning and you are filling your body with Vitamin C, which can help boost your immune system and make you feel energized all day while keeping sickness at bay. Some studies have even found that eating oranges can boost your mood and help you stay more mentally focused.
A handful of berries is not only a great snack to satisfy a sweet tooth craving, but it is a great way to boost your mind and your body. Berries are some of the healthiest foods on the planet and they are not only filled with antioxidants that can help fight off harmful free radicals, but they are filled to the brim with nutrients your body needs to stay energized and focused.
Chia seeds are super nutrient-rich seeds that are filled with calcium, fiber and healthy fatty acids. They are also a great way to get important omega-3s into your diet. You can eat these seeds on their own, put them in shakes, pour them in your oatmeal, sprinkle them on your salad, or blend them in your smoothies, either way they will help you stay full while getting the nutrients you need.