Be honest. You’re not reaching your goals as fast as you would like.

It’s not because you’re slacking off. And it’s not because you don’t know what you’re doing. You always apply yourself, and you’re dedicated to refining your skill set. But despite your tireless drive towards self-improvement – your energy levels keep letting you down.

It’s frustrating. After all, there’s no worse feeling than giving up just before the end. If you could sustain your focus for that much longer you’d demolish your to-do list, achieve your goals, and gain the success you desperately deserve.

Fortunately, it’s easy to improve your productivity at work. You just need to make some lifestyle changes. And your diet is the perfect place to start. After all, there’s no better source of brain fuel than healthy food.

Here are 31 healthy fruits that’ll make you insanely productive at work.

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1. Acai Berries

Do you know what it feels like to go on a coffee binge without crashing?

Neither do I. But the Acai berry is a natural source of long-lasting energy, that doesn’t make you drop from exhaustion at the end of the day.

Found in the heart of the Amazon, this fruit is a near perfect blend of antioxidants and amino acids. It’s natural omega-6 and omega-9 oils produce near boundless energy – making it an ideal substitute for caffeine and sugar.

Nutritional Information

  • Manganese 130%
  • Vitamin A 15%
  • Copper 8%
  • Iron 4%
  • Calcium 4%

2. Apples

Imagining looking at your mother’s face and having no idea who she is. It’s frustrating, embarrassing and distressing, but an unfortunate reality for thousands of people with Alzheimer’s disease.

Luckily, apple juice has brain-boosting properties that reduce the production of beta-amyloid, a major cause of Alzheimer’s. Apples promote mental longevity, allowing you to live a life of sustained focus, mental clarity and achievement.

Nutritional Information

  • Vitamin A 1%
  • Vitamin C 8%
  • Calcium 1%
  • Iron 1%

3. Apricots

Fact – Poor eyesight makes you less productive. And it cost the US economy about $8 billion in 2004 alone. If you can’t see, you can’t work efficiently. And efficiency is the aim of every productive person.

That’s why vitamin A found in apricots is essential. Not only does it bolster your immune system. It also ensures your vision remains crystal clear, so that you’re able to effortlessly navigate through your work environment (something many people take for granted).

Nutritional Information

  • Vitamin A 13%
  • Vitamin C 6%
  • Iron 1%

4. Avocados

You’ll accomplish more when you’re alert and enthusiastic. Not when you’re anxious, upset or despondent. That’s because your mood influences your ability to work through challenging situations.

Avocado is popularly known as a “good mood food” because of its unrivalled power to make you happy. It contains B vitamins that prevent the build up of dopamine inhibiting substances. This makes it the perfect food to pull you out of a slump.

Nutritional Information

  • Vitamin K 19%
  • Vitamin C 12%
  • Potassium 10%
  • Vitamin B6 9%

5. Bananas

Regular exercise is as important for your mind as it is your body. It doesn’t just make your more attractive. It also impacts the way you think.

Studies conclude that our workout regime can:

  • Help us learn faster
  • Boost our memory
  • Prolong our concentration

So if you’re looking for the perfect brain steroid to make you more productive – look no further than bananas. They’re the ideal food for athletes, in large part due to their abundance of minerals and dietary fibre.

Nutritional Information

  • Vitamin B6 25%
  • Manganese 16%
  • Potassium 12%
  • Copper 10%

6. Bilberries

Cardiovascular illness is a leading cause of death around the world. And the loss of productivity it causes cost the US government over $41 billion in 2010 alone. If you’re in the hospital with a heart condition, you can’t work. And if you can’t work there’s no way you’ll be able to live a productive life.

Fortunately, cardiovascular disease is preventable. In fact, bilberries contain a special water-soluble pigment called Anthocyanosides. And it’s perfect for stopping the build up of bad cholesterol that blocks blood vessels and causes heart attacks and strokes.

Nutritional Information

  • Vitamin C 24%
  • Vitamin A 2%
  • Iron 2%
  • Calcium 1%

7. Blueberries

During the 20th century the world’s population doubled – twice. Unfortunately, these growth rates have come to an abrupt stop. Birth rates have declined, and instead of having young, productive people enter the workforce, we’re left with an aging population that’s unable or unwilling to contribute to the economy.

We’re in trouble, but a small dietary change could save the day. Blueberries have the highest antioxidant concentration of all fruits. These compounds prevent the degeneration of brain-cells and as repair neural tissue as we age. This ensures that we age gracefully, while remaining productive for longer.

Nutritional Information

  • Vitamin K 36%
  • Vitamin C 25%
  • Mangnese 25%

8. Cantaloupe Melons

Let’s be honest. Anxiety kills your motivation to do work. It destroys your focus, cripples your productivity and skyrockets absenteeism. In fact, over 30% of people attribute an inability to concentrate with high stress levels.

Cantaloupe melon is chocked full of potassium, a mineral that relaxes blood vessels and reduces blood pressure. It also inhibits the release of cortisol, a common stress-causing hormone. This fruit induces a sense of calm that will work wonders on your productivity at work.

Nutritional Information

  • Vitamin A 120%
  • Vitamin C 108%
  • Potassium 14%
  • Folate 9%

9. Cherries

You’re sitting at your desk all day – but all you can think about are your aching joints. You can’t work when you’re in constant pain. This is a daily struggle for the 200 million people who suffer from osteoporosis.

Cherry juice is alkaline. It neutralises acid-producing agents that destroy your bones and joints, making the fruit a natural remedy for osteoporosis and arthritic inflammation. Eat some cherries and gone will be the days of distracting aches and pains.

Nutritional Information

  • Vitamin C 16%
  • Vitamin K 4%
  • Potassium 9%
  • Manganese 5%

10. Clementines

Imagine living in apprehension of a splitting headache. Migraines are the third most prevalent disease in the world, affecting almost one billion people. And they can put some people out of action for hours – even days!

With such severe consequences on productivity, it’s no wonder people spend a fortune on medicine that dulls the pain. Luckily, clementines are the perfect natural remedy. Migraines are often caused by a magnesium deficiency. And clementines contain enough magnesium to prevent the onset of a headache that completely derails your workday.

Nutritional Information

  • Vitamin C 60%
  • Calcium 2%
  • Iron 1%

11. Cranberries

People make endless jokes about bowel movements. But living with chronic constipation is no laughing matter. It causes abdominal pain, appetite suppression and diminished self-esteem. And these physical and mental repercussions wreak havoc on your ability to concentrate.

Cranberry juice is the perfect cure for constipation. It’s acidic, which means it breaks down fatty, difficult to digest foods. It also helps fight infections that eventually lead to stomach ulcers.

Nutritional Information

  • Vitamin C 24%
  • Manganese 20%
  • Vitamin E 8%
  • Copper 7%

12. Cucumbers

Cucumbers contain a compound called fisetin, an antioxidant that prevents memory and learning deficiencies. In fact, tests suggest that fisetin could reduce the neurological damage caused by Alzheimer’s. Cucumbers are vital for your productivity and mental longevity.

Nutritional Information

  • Vitamin K 22%
  • Vitamin C 4%
  • Magnessium 4%

13. Figs

Diabetes. The word itself makes your blood run cold. Diabetes is one of the leading causes of death and disability in the world. And also results in absenteeism and sometimes an inability to work at all. It’s a disaster for any productive person.

Luckily, figs are here to help. They’re the most fibrous fruit on the planet. And fig leaves contain chemicals that reduce blood glucose levels, making them a great natural remedy for type 2 diabetes.

Nutritional Information

  • Potassium 7%
  • Manganese 6%
  • Vitamin B6 6%
  • Thiamine 4%

14. Goji Berries

Admit it. Sometimes you can’t get out of bed. You’ve had your full seven hours, but they’ve failed to invigorate you. This is called morning fatigue, and it’s the reason why you’re not getting the most out of your mornings.

Sound like you? Then you need Goji berries. This legendary super food is bursting with antioxidants that help you wake up easily – and boost your energy throughout the day. Goji berries can be the difference between a write off morning, and one that sets a productive tone for the rest of the day.

Nutritional Information

  • Vitamin A 140%
  • Vitamin C 35%
  • Selenium 91%
  • Potassium 24%

15. Grapefruit

Panic. Terror. Desperation. Three words that describe life with debilitating asthma. It’s a common ailment, and 74% of people admit that it negatively affects their productivity at work.

As unpleasant as asthma is, there’s a natural cure. Grapefruit. Grapefruit is rich in vitamin C, which helps prevent asthma and other respiratory diseases. It’s also an excellent immune booster and liver-cleanser.

Nutritional Information

  • Vitamin C 107%
  • Vitamin A 79%
  • Pantothenic 14%
  • Copper 13%

16. Grapes

“Reverse-it-all”. The nickname scientists gave Resveratrol, a miraculous compound found in red grape skins. Studies at the University of Switzerland concluded that this nutrient has an unparalleled ability to combat degenerative neural diseases like Alzheimer’s. This makes it an ideal food for long-lasting productivity.

Nutritional Information

  • Vitamin K 28%
  • Vitamin C 27%
  • Riboflavin 6%
  • Vitamin B6 6&%

17. Guavas

Malnutrition cripples a child’s ability to learn. And the cognitive damage that occurs during these formative years has life-long consequences for your productivity.

The good news? Guava helps rectify many nutritional deficiencies. In fact, it contains more vitamin C than many citrus fruits, making it perfect for treating scurvy, a common vitamin deficiency that occurs in both children and adults.

Nutritional Information

  • Vitamin C 381%
  • Lycopene 52%
  • Vitamin A 12%

18. Kiwis

Happy people are 12% more productive than their miserable colleagues. At least, that’s what the University of Warwick concluded in a 700-person experiment. Happy people are capable of significant achievements, and that’s why academics emphasise the importance of a happy workforce.

That’s why eating kiwi fruit makes perfect sense. Kiwis produce serotonin, a “happiness hormone” which improves your mood, helps you sleep better, and boosts your memory. It’s a fuzzy little productivity bombshell that tastes great too!

Nutritional Information

  • Vitamin C 141%
  • Vitamin K 46%
  • Potassium 8%
  • Vitamin E 7%

19. Lemons

Constant fatigue decreases your ability to work. Unfortunately for people with anaemia, this loss of productivity is often unavoidable. Anaemia is caused by an iron deficiency, and can leave people feeling weak and dizzy. It’s especially prevalent in developed countries where low iron levels are commonplace.

As luck would have it, there’s a simple fix – Lemon juice. It’s iron-rich and also helps your body absorb iron from other types of foods. A few glasses of warm lemon water will have you saying goodbye to fatigue, and hello to focus.

Nutritional Information

  • Vitamin C 187%
  • Potassium 9%
  • Vitamin B6 6%
  • Vitamin E 7%

20. Mangos

Concentration is the cornerstone of productivity. If you can’t focus on your tasks, you can’t complete them. And I’m sure you’ll agree that there’s nothing more demotivating than a huge pile of unfinished work.

Don’t worry. Mangoes are here to save the day! They contain glutamine, which helps enhance your memory and overall mental alertness. Mangoes a great substitute for psychiatric medicines that have a host of negative side effects.

Nutritional Information

  • Vitamin C 76%
  • Vitamin A 35%
  • Folate 20%

21. Olives

Most people suffer for years in silence, going to work with uncomfortable seasonal allergies. While usually harmless, these allergies can reduce workplace productivity by over 33%. In fact, the loss of productivity caused by people who can’t function optimally is worse than that caused by people not showing up for work in the first place.

Olives can provide the allergy relief you need. They contain antihistamines, a compound that inhibits the effects of allergy causing proteins. Olives also help with a wide variety of respiratory and circulatory problems that affect your performance at work.

Nutritional Information

  • Sodium 65%
  • Vitamin E 19%
  • Vitamin A 8%
  • Copper 6%

22. Oranges

Oranges are synonymous with vitamin C. They’re powerful immune boosters that neutralise free radicals. But what you probably didn’t know is that they’re also extremely good for your brain.

Oranges are rich in folic acid, a vitamin that helps keep your brain in perfect working order. Folic acid also prevent the onset of neurological disorders in prenatal children, making oranges a great snack for pregnant women.

Nutritional Information

  • Vitamin C 160%
  • Vitamin A 8%
  • Calcium 7%

23. Papayas

Period pain can cripple a woman’s career. While it’s often an inescapable part of a career-driven woman’s life, some people are affected worse than others. In fact, the effects of period pain on productivity is such a contentious issue that it’s sparked a debate about whether women should have the right to take sick leave because of it.

However, there may be a simpler solution. Papayas stimulate the production of oestrogen. They also cause your body to produce excessive heat. The combination of these two factors can help ease period pain and facilitate more regular menstrual cycles.

Nutritional Information

  • Vitamin C 224%
  • Folate 26%
  • vitamin A 15%
  • Magnessium 14%

24. Peaches

Want to hear something weird? Smells can influence your productivity. While the psychology is fairly complicated, it’s possible to associate different emotions and behaviours with different scents.

Nothing smells as sweet as peaches (as the saying goes). This makes them the perfect vessel for associative learning, a process that involves conditioning yourself to behave in certain ways when you’re exposed to specific stimuli. Try using peaches to trick your brain into being more productive!

Nutritional Information

  • Vitamin C 11%
  • Vitamin A 6%
  • Magnesium 2%
  • Iron 1%

25. Pears

Nearly 30% of Americans have high blood pressure. And it’s costing the US economy over $3 billion from lost productivity each year. That’s because symptoms like headaches and dizziness can severely impact your concentration and work performance.

Pear skin contains quercetin, a pigment that stabilises blood pressure. If you suffer from high blood pressure, chow down on this tasty fruit. But remember not to peel them!

Nutritional Information

  • Vitamin C 7%
  • Iron 1%
  • Magnesium 1%

26. Pineapples

Your productivity goes down by 26.4% every time you catch a cold. That’s because the common cold is a frequent cause of absenteeism and lack of sleep, two of the biggest productivity killers out there.

Luckily, pineapple contains an enzyme called bromelain. Researchers at the University of Maryland have demonstrated that bromelain effectively combats mucus build up in the throat and sinuses. Eat pineapple to crush your colds and reclaim your productivity!

Nutritional Information

  • Vitamin C 79%
  • Vitamin B6 5%
  • Magnesium 3%

27. Plums

You can’t have success and fulfilment without learning new things. In fact, continuous learning has been recognised as an essential trait amongst the world’s top entrepreneurs. Unfortunately, memory loss will bring this learning trajectory to an abrupt end.

Harvard University researchers suggest that plums contain phytonutrients, compounds that prevent brain degeneration. These nutritious substances are invaluable for people who suffer from Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease. Plums are an essential fruit for anybody who wants to enhance their memory.

Nutritional Information

  • Vitamin C 15%
  • Vitamin A 6%
  • Iron 1%
  • Magnesium 1%

28. Raspberries

Do you know what two words scare economists more than “financial crisis”? Antibiotic resistance. According to Goldman Sachs, bacterial infections are reducing global productivity by 3.5%. And they’re expected to cost the world economy $100 TRILLION by 2050!

While nutrition isn’t necessarily the answer to this economic calamity, it’s a good place to start. Raspberries have powerful antioxidants that not only boost general wellbeing, but also fight off bacterial infection.

Nutritional Information

  • Vitamin C 43%
  • Vitamin B6 5%
  • Magnesium 5%
  • Calcium 2%

29. Strawberries

Eating strawberries can double your short-term memory in eight weeks. Those are remarkable results considering how little effort it requires adding them to your diet.

Strawberries also have wonderful rejuvenating properties, which help prevent untimely brain degeneration that occurs when you get older.

Nutritional Information

  • Vitamin C 97%
  • Magnesium 3%
  • Iron 2%

30. Tomatoes

Being overweight can wreck your self-confidence. It’s a common cause of anxiety, depression, and a diminished sense of wellbeing. All of which negatively impact productivity. While there are no quick-fix solutions, watching your diet will set your productivity back on track.

Tomatoes stimulate the production of carnitine, an amino acid that can accelerate your body’s natural fat burning capacities by almost 30%. This makes them the perfect fruit to kick start your weight-loss journey.

Nutritional Information

  • Vitamin C 22%
  • Vitamin A 16%
  • Vitamin B6 5%
  • Calcium 1%

31. Watermelons

The more dehydrated you become – the worse your work performance gets. In fact, research from Cambridge University suggests that even mild dehydration can reduce memory, reaction times, concentration, learning and your ability to reason by almost 12%.

Watermelon comes to the rescue! It’s comprised of 92% water, and it’s full of electrolytes. This makes it one of the best foods to combat dehydration during hot summer months.

Nutritional Information

  • Vitamin C 13%
  • Vitamin A 11%
  • Magnesium 2%
  • Iron 1%

You’re ambitious and optimistic. But it’s discouraging when you have little to show for your hard work. When your goals slip by unachieved. And when you’re forced to give up just before you reach the end.

It’s time make some lifestyle changes. It’s time to revitalise your mind with nutritious food. And it’s time take control of where you want your life to go.

Add any of these fruits to your meals right now. You’ll be amazed at how a simple diet change can significantly improve your productivity at work.

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