Trading is a lifestyle. If you decide to make it one of the primary sources of your income, you might have to learn how to adjust your schedule accordingly, incorporate activities you didn’t try before, and overall change your routines. That pretty much includes everything, even your everyday menu.
Food is, literally, the fuel for your body, and also for your brain. It affects the capacities of your mind to process information, so with the right diet, you can enhance the performance of your thinking.
Let’s see what you can add to your menu to make sure you get 100% of your capacities.
Everyone’s favourite snack, chocolate works great for your brain. It has all the needed calories to fill you with energy, but what you probably don’t know is that it contains natural antioxidants. Those are important for your long-term memory and help you fight age-related cognitive dysfunctions. Plus, it improves blood flow in the brain.
But be very careful - only dark chocolate with at least 70% of cocoa in it counts.
By the way, chocolate has a whole day dedicated to it on the 7th of July, so don’t forget to celebrate with a bar of your favourite (dark) chocolate.
Seafood, in general, is great for your health, but the main source of microelements necessary for your brain is oily fish. Think salmon, sardines, mackerel, tuna.
The best thing about this type of fish is an omega-3 fatty acid. What it does is basically build and strengthen membranes of the body cells - and that includes your brain cells as well. Better brain cells structure - better cognitive process. As a result, you learn and think faster.
Pro-tip: if you are looking for something to replace fish with but still want that omega-3, you might want to consider soybeans, flaxseeds, or any other seeds.
We all know that broccoli is model healthy food. You see it in commercials, movies, basically everywhere when it comes to advertising a healthy lifestyle, but let’s see why exactly.
Vitamin K, much less known vitamin in comparison to its popular ‘cousins’ vitamin C and vitamin D, is responsible for structuring your brain cells and activating your memory.
The next important thing about broccoli is that it contains glucosinolates. To put it simply, it prevents brain damage caused by age and stress.
Nuts aren’t only a quick and nutritious snack, but also a source of several important microelements.
Studies show a direct connection between the consumption of nuts and sharper memory. Not only nuts are beneficial for your brain, but also for your heart. That’s a full package, basically.
Some more useful elements nuts contain are antioxidants, healthy fats and vitamin E.
If you are looking for an ultimate specimen, consider walnuts - they also contain a huge amount of omega-3 acid.
Coffee and green tea
If you are looking for something to wash down your healthy meal, you can consider a cup of coffee or green tea to go with your chocolate/fish/broccoli/nuts.
Both those drinks contain caffeine, which is responsible for 3 main reactions:
wakes you up
boosts your mood
helps you concentrate
Due to the high concentration of antioxidants, coffee and green tea prevent the development of diseases like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s.
However, it’s important to know where to draw the line when it comes to those drinks. Remember, all those effects are temporary boosts for your nervous system, and it’s important to give your mind and body a break after intense work.
To get the most of your capacities, it’s important to keep your physical and mental health in check. Think of it as maintaining a complicated super-computer - if you take good care of it, its performance will be perfect.