Foods That Fight Off an Afternoon Slump


Ready to take a nap at your desk? Don’t grab a coffee. Go for one of these pick-me-up snacks.

We’ve all had that feeling soon after a hearty lunch. You can’t stay focused, your energy level plummets, and you wish you possessed a warm blanket so you could curl up under your desk for a quick nap. But you have important things to do—like completing that project or leading a team meeting in less than an hour.

Afternoon fatigue can bury you. Sagging energy and raging food cravings are often placated with another cup of coffee and whatever refined sugar- and sodium-packed snack can be retrieved from the hallway vending machine. You might get a quick burst, but then it’s right back to the heavy eyelids in a half hour.

Tired student

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