The afternoon slump that people often get is because they have had too much carbohydrate at lunchtime.
Excess carbs at lunchtime from sandwiches, pasta salad or any sort of cake or chocolate bar cause blood sugar levels to rise too quickly, insulin then gets produced to bring down the blood sugar levels and this leads to the slump.
The solution is to have a higher protein lunch and have beans, lentils and chick peas or brown rice as a carbohydrate source rather than bread pasta and cakes.
There are the obvious caffeine containing stimulant energy drinks like red bull that can help boost your energy levels, if you must have one of these in an emergency then have the no-sugar option.
The amino acid tyrosine available in powder and capsules can help increase alertness in the afternoon and can be used regularly.
However if you address the underlying cause and reduce your carb intake then you won’t need the additional measures and expense of caffeinated drinks and supplements.
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