Must-Read: Food For Energy
We’ve all been there. You doing fine at work, you’re plowing through everything you need to get through, and then right around 2 or 3 o’clock you feel groggy and would really want nothing more than to take a little nap before getting back to work. But, seeing as you’re at work, that’s not really an option. So, instead, your work suffers for about an hour or so while your brain catches up with your body, and then you’re off again. An hour or more is lost in productivity. But it doesn’t have to be.
Instead of eating like a jerk for lunch, you can actually put down some foods that will keep you going for the rest of the day. All you need to know is find out which foods are going to give you that energy. So today we’re heading on over to Men’s Fitness where they have 10 foods that you need to eat in order to fight fatigue. Here’s the first one:
Even being mildly dehydrated (we’re talking a mere 1.5% loss of water volume) can leave you feeling foggy and fatigued, according to a recent study published in the Journal of Nutrition. Sure, you can make sure you’re swigging enough agua during the day, but you can also load up on H20 through food. Melons, in particular, are a good bet. “Watermelon has 90% water content, which helps prevent dehydration and is a good source of energy,” White says.
There’s another 9 over there for you to find and eat and then get tired no more. So head on over to the above link to check them out, and then stop with all of the napping and being tired and being groggy and get to being awake, folks.
About Rick Mosely Rick is the editor for TSB magazine.