They say that you are what you eat. In fact, this is true both physically and mentally. That’s why you need to eat right to stay productive.

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  • mislead – cause (someone) to have a wrong idea or impression.
  • unleaded – (especially of petrol) without added lead
  • BLT – a BLT (Bacon, Lettuce, and Tomato) is a type of bacon sandwich
  • groggy – dazed, weak, or unsteady, especially from illness, intoxication, sleep, or a blow
  • scarf down – eat hastily
  • produce – agricultural and other natural products collectively


Think about it

Answer the questions below.

  • Why is comparing food to fuel misleading?
  • Why is it so hard to concentrate on an empty stomach?
  • How is pasta different from a BLT?
  • What strategies can we adopt to eat better?
  • Why eating fruits can make us feel better?


Practice makes perfect

Fill in the blank spaces with the missing ARTICLES (a/an/the) or LEAVE THEM BLANK.

When we think about ________ factors that contribute to workplace performance, we rarely give much consideration to ________ food. For those of us battling to stay on top of emails, meetings, and deadlines, ________ food is simply fuel.

But as it turns out, this analogy is misleading. ________ foods we eat affect us more than we realize. With ________ fuel, you can reliably expect ________ same performance from your car no matter what brand of unleaded you put in your tank. ________ Food is different. Imagine ________ world where filling up at Mobil meant avoiding all traffic and using BP meant driving no faster than 20 miles ________ hour. Would you then be so cavalier about where you purchased your gas?

Food has ________ direct impact on our cognitive performance, which is why ________ poor decision at ________ lunch can derail ________ entire afternoon.


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