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How To Beat The Afternoon Energy Slump

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Most of us have been there, that 2pm afternoon energy slump. The struggle to stifle yawns and stay awake when all you want to do is close your eyes.

More often than not, we tend to reach for a coffee or a bar of chocolate for a quick fix. This energy boost is only temporary and in half an hour you will be back to square one.

THERE ARE 6  SIMPLE STEPS TO PREVENT ENERGY SLUMPS AND MAKE AFTERNOONS A BREEZE:


1. GET OFF THE BLOOD ROLLER COASTER

A blood sugar high always results in a blood sugar crash. This crash is the number one cause of the afternoon energy slump and can stimulate cravings for another sugary 'quick fix'. Instead swap with one of our smoothies for a natural pick me up!


2. PROTEIN IS YOUR FRIEND 

Sometimes afternoon drowsiness can simply be down to eating too much at lunchtime. Try to have a smaller but satisfying lunch. 
Protein is the hero to keep blood sugar levels stable. Eat more lean meats, fish, eggs, yoghurt, nuts, seeds, tofu, tempeh, beans and pulses. Our soups are packed with protein to keep your fuller for longer.

 

3. BEFRIEND GREEN TEA

Green tea contains a special substance called L-Theanine, which has shown to stimulate a feeling of relaxed alertness and clarity. This is a great way to give you an afternoon energy boost without the worry of staying up all night.



4. DITCH THE WHITE CARBS AND OPT FOR WHOLE GRAINS

It’s the additional fibre in whole grains that keeps blood sugar levels stable and prevents energy crashes. Instead, try whole grain bread, buckwheat, millet, quinoa, amaranth, brown rice, wild rice or oats.


5. BOOST YOUR ENERGY WITH B VITAMINS

If you are lacking in energy you may also be lacking in B vitamins.
Eat more protein such as fish, poultry, meat, eggs and leafy green vegetables, beans, and peas.


6. TRY THIS SUPER FOOD FOR AN AFTERNOON PICK-ME-UP

Maca is an ancient root vegetable grown high up in the Andes Mountains.
This has long been used for energy, stamina and endurance.
With a mild caramel taste, you can add to smoothies, porridge, energy balls, or experiment with maca in your cooking.

 

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