In the midst of a busy working day, we are faced with the choice of what to eat. While the easiest route can be to go for the junk food, this can leave us feeling slow and unfocused. No thanks!

So, when that moment comes and your stomach is starting to rumble, here are 5 foods to go for to help you propel forward:

hummus

This Middle Eastern dip is filled with proteins, helping you not only stay full but also gives your body essential vitamins such as Vitamin C and B6. Grab some veggies for dipping and dig in!

blueberries

This guys may be little but cannot be underestimated. They are filled with antioxidants to keep your body healthy and going throughout the day.

pumpkin seeds

Filled with different nutrients such as magnesium, protein, and zinc, a handful of these seeds make the perfect mid-day snack. If you’re a fan of crunchy food, these can also be easily roasted for that extra taste.

almonds

Not only are these nuts great for quickly filling up but they’re made up of riboflavin and L-carnitine, which have shown to increase brain activity. Tip: If your’e not a fan of the taste of nuts, try soaking them overnight in water and a tablespoon of salt. Rinse in the morning and you’re ready to go! This not only improves the taste but also makes them better for digestion.

dark chocolate

This delectable treat is more than just that. It’s not only a tasty snack but it is also known to help increase blood flow in the brain. Win-win! It’s only best in moderation though so try not to go overboard. (easier said than done of course ;))