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Feeling Sluggish? Don’t Reach for Caffeine and Sugar

Mid-afternoon energy slumps are the worst.

You had a busy morning and took a break for lunch, and now you’re exhausted and would give anything for a nap.

Don’t reach for caffeine or sugar when your energy nosedives. That latte or chocolate bar might be tempting, but will cause a crash that can leave you feeling even worse later when the caffeine or sugar are metabolized.

A better choice for a pick-me-up is water or low-calorie juices that are full of vitamins and minerals that will give your body a natural boost and keep you hydrated.

Foods and beverages with Vitamin C and B Complex Vitamins can play an important role in making you feel more energized and keeping your body strong, according to Healthline.

One of our favorite energy boosters is NADI rosehip drink, which provides 135% of daily Vitamin C needs and has other essential vitamins and minerals such as B Complex Vitamins, potassium, calcium and iron that give your body a natural shot of energy.

There are no added sugars, and each bottle of NADI has just 9 calories.

Another good way to pump up the energy and clear your head after drinking a refreshing beverage is to take a short walk or do a few stretches.

It might not seem like much, but even a few minutes of exercise can get your blood flowing and help you stay focused for the rest of the afternoon.

Say goodbye to mid-day energy slumps and hello to a healthier you.