2 Nutritional Reasons Sunlight Isn’t Turning Your Brain Productivity On

Light exposure and productivity

What neuroscience tells us is that light viewing — exposing ourselves to natural light outside at different times of the day — especially around sunrise, is one of the most powerful tools we can utilize to boost brain productivity, motivation and focus. Also, to improve sleep quality, memory, our learning abilities, mental health and energy levels. Even our metabolism, blood sugar levels, digestion and bodyweight — all factors of our health — are affected by our light exposure habits.

You are not a plant, but your productivity, as it turns out, depends on the sun! What a fascinating world we are living in!

My high-productivity neuroscience-backed light viewing routines

I’ve been doing my morning walks for many years now — more so to get the juices flowing than for any other reason. Sometimes it was at sunrise (I’m a morning person), sometimes not. I didn’t time it that specifically since I didn’t have the science, which would explain why light at different times was crucial to my productivity for the rest of the day.

The connection between nutrition, light exposure and our circadian clock

How does it work exactly?

Vitamin A, zinc, circadian clock and your healthy, happy, high-performing brain

There are molecules of vitamin A in the retina of our eyes, vitamin A that we get from eating liver or making it from beta-carotene in carrots and other plants. When the light hits the eyes, molecules of vitamin A are activated. This activation starts a cascade of electrical signaling that tells our brain what time it is.





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Angela Shurina

Angela Shurina

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