10 Best Foods to Eat for Gamers
E-athletes are running at full speed when gaming. You have to react lightning fast and stay focused for a long time. What helps both professionals and casual gamers (those who play fun games like the ones from Junub games PC games)? Healthy nutrition. We have the food facts and recipes for you!
A full load of nutrients: Oatmeal contains proteins, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. In addition, they are high in fiber and keep you full for a long time. So they do really well in breakfast before the first game – or as an energy kick for in-between. Try our energy balls with oatmeal! You can find the recipe here.
Boring? Not at all! Even if you don’t suspect it, potatoes contain a lot of good things: vitamins B6 and C, folic acid, niacin, magnesium, and potassium. They strengthen our immune system and keep us full for a long time thanks to the many multi-chain carbohydrates – perfect for challenging challenges. And prepared without oil and fats, potatoes are real lightweights. They are ahead of pasta and rice. Try puree, gratin, baked potatoes, or a casserole with potatoes and broccoli. You can find the recipe here. Not difficult, but makes a lot! Tip: If you can’t do without fat during preparation, try rapeseed oil. This is a real metabolism booster.
Energy level down? Then now you need a power snack like the banana. It is perfect for replenishing your reserves in between. Bananas are rich in carbohydrates and contain potassium. Tip: Bananas also do well in shakes. Mix our DIY energy drink. It is prepared in a flash and provides immediate energy. This is also ensured by a wheat germ, which is rich in vital nutrients.
Certainly not new to you: fish is healthy. Salmon, tuna, trout, and mackerel in particular are packed with omega-3 fatty acids. These polyunsaturated fatty acids promote brain function and vision. So it’s essential for gaming and your overall fitness! It is enough if you eat one to two servings of fish per week. No idea about a recipe? Try our paprika fish. Light, tasty and healthy!
The ginger plant from India has long been hyped as a superfood. Turmeric gets its powers from an antioxidant called curcumin. It can have anti-inflammatory effects and a positive effect on the heart and brain. So if you need to be highly concentrated for a longer time: Test golden milk as a brain booster! Simply heat a cup of milk together with a teaspoon of turmeric paste (a quarter cup of turmeric powder and half a cup of water) and heat while stirring, adding a pinch of pepper. Put the spiced milk in a cup and stir in honey for sweetening if necessary. Ready!
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Blue power berries contain numerous vitamins and minerals. They have a powerful antioxidant effect, can regulate digestion and blood sugar, and even strengthen defenses. They are low in calories and cut a fine figure in the morning muesli, as a snack in between or in our brain drink.
This should never be missing in your fridge: A healthy nutrient kick, a colorful mixture of vegetables! Peppers, carrots, and broccoli not only bring color to your food but also many good nutrients. Broccoli, for example, is rich in potassium, antioxidants and vitamin C. Carrots are true beta-carotene bombs. The body can convert this into vitamin A, which is needed, among other things, for light-dark vision. So carrots are actually good for the eyes!
Cocoa can promote concentration because it ensures better blood flow to the brain. A high cocoa content of at least 60 percent is very important. Finished drinking cocoa, on the other hand, whether from the refrigerated shelf or as a powder, consists to a large extent of sugar. So be sure to choose a higher-quality natural product, i.e. pure organic cocoa without additional ingredients. By the way, 1 gram of cocoa is just as awake as 2 grams of caffeine. Tip: Try cocoa in different variations. How about, for example, our almond cocoa for the evening for a peaceful sleep after stressful play days? Tastes delicious and brings variety!
Nuts contain many health-promoting vitamins, minerals, proteins, and healthy fats. But the small brain snacks can do much more: substances such as choline and lecithin can increase the function of the nerves and thus the ability to remember and concentrate. Walnuts, almonds, cashew, hazel, and macadamia nuts are particularly stimulating. That’s why these snacks should not be missing at your gaming place!
Okay, tap and mineral water are not necessarily the most exciting drinks in terms of taste, but the healthy thirst quencher fulfills many important tasks. On average, the human body consists of 60% water and needs at least 1.5 to 2 liters daily to keep all functions running – it regulates our body temperature through sweating, transports nutrients to our organs, and flushes out toxins. Even with a fluid loss of 2%, organs, muscles, and brain cells are poorly supplied, and the ability to concentrate and perform decreases. Headaches can also be a consequence. By the way, tap water in Germany is subject to strict quality controls. It can be drunk without hesitation or form the basis of infused water – for example with orange, ginger, and rosemary, as in our recipe video.