How Hydration Can Lead to Increased Employee Productivity
We all know employee productivity is important. We spend hours talking about how to boost staff performance and investing in career sessions and coaching, but we rarely focus on one of the biggest influences on employee productivity: Hydration. To function at its highest capacity, our brain needs to be fully hydrated––just a 1% drop in hydration can lead to a 12% drop in productivity. Since we don’t realize we’re thirsty until we drop 3% in hydration, our judgment, memory, and the ability to make decisions often suffers long before we realize we’re dehydrated. People tend to think that dehydration occurs after strenuous physical activity but did you know that office workers are prone to dehydration too. And drinking water alone is not enough to keep us hydrated throughout the day. Our brain also needs key electrolytes in order to reach and perform at its fullest potential.
Electrolytes = Brain Power Brain Function
Electrolyte minerals like Potassium, Magnesium, Zinc, and Calcium are essential to brain function and performance. They also help make the most of the body’s water intake. Potassium carries oxygen to the brain and keeps the nerves and brain functioning. This allows for clarity of thought. When the brain doesn’t have enough potassium, “brain fog” may occur.
Magnesium increases brain electrical activity to allow for better learning and memory function. It also improves the brain’s neuroplasticity, which is essential for a great memory and for calming the central nervous system that helps the body fight stress. Lack of magnesium can cause irritability and lack of focus.
Zinc is necessary for intellectual development, memory building, and cognitive abilities including speaking and verbalizing thoughts cleary. And Calcium doesn’t just make your bones strong, it’s also crucial to brain cell communication and long-term processes like memory.
Because the body doesn’t naturally produce sufficient amounts of these electrolytes we must consume them as part of our diet. While some sports drinks offer electrolytes, they also contain high amounts of sugar and sodium. That’s why stocking your office with low sugar electrolyte-rich food and snacks is the best way to help your employees get the electrolytes they need for brainpower and their strongest performance at work.
A New Hydration Super Snack
Enter a new hydration super snack. Yoconut Dairy Free is an irresistible live cultures coconut yogurt that helps keep you and your employees hydrated throughout the day. Made fresh in San Francisco from sun-basked coconuts, Yoconut has 8 profiles of electrolytes (Potassium, Magnesium, Manganese, Calcium, Phosphorus, Copper, Zinc, and Sodium). Just one cup of Yoconut has more than 85% potassium than a banana.
The incredibly delicious and dairy-free coconut yogurt was crafted by Bonnie, a food-loving runner working in accounting who wanted a snack to fuel her in and out of the office. She couldn’t find one that rehydrates and promotes healthy gut microbiome, to nurture whole-body health.. So she rolled up her sleeves and made a better live cultures dairy free coconut yogurt that is good for you and better for the world.
At Yoconut, we’re passionate about helping people achieve and maintain optimal hydration and peak performance with our irresistible dairy free coconut yogurt. We have worked with companies such as Airbnb, LinkedIn, Netflix, and others to create a happier, more productive workplace. We would love to partner with you to bring your employees a delicious snack solution.
Let’s give your employees the tasty snack they need to boost their wellness and performance!
Contact us so we can bring Yoconut to your workplace or event.
Photo of Unity Technologies employees loving our coconut yogurt.