According to a recent survey, 3.09 pm is the exact time of day when our energy slumps, and people rush to the biscuit tin for a sugar hit. Resist the urge to snack on junk and be ready with fresh fruit, nuts or seeds.
FOREGO THE ENERGY SUPPLEMENTS
Guarana, noni juice and yerba tea are all touted as good ‘natural’ energy boosters, but most of these contain caffeine. Instead, look at your iron and magnesium intake; if these are lower than recommended, increasing them in your diet may aid your flagging energy. Magnesium is found in artichokes, halibut, black beans, almonds and spinach, while good sources for iron are wholegrain cereals, lentils, oatmeal, tofu and dark green leafy vegetables.