Energy Foods: What to Eat When Tired

9 Foods That Fight Fatigue

Power through an afternoon slump by planning ahead. Pack these nutrient-rich foods and you won’t be reaching for coffee and sugar at 3 p.m.

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Whether a late night, early morning, or intense workday has hijacked your energy, the forecast for the rest of the day is bleak: serious yawning followed by a search for a suitable alternative to the nap you’re craving. Instead of reaching for a sugary snack to help you stay awake during your morning meeting or power through an afternoon slump, try this stay-awake strategy: Snack on perfectly portable, fatigue-fighting foods, like whole grain crackers, walnuts, dark chocolate, and watermelon. These nine picks will perk you up in no time.

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