The infamous mid-afternoon energy lull effects even the best of us. A study has shown that the least productive time of day is 2.55 pm and lethargy and tiredness creeps in. This is the time you need to get up from your desk, move your feet, grab a drink, and more importantly – eat some brain food!
So what are the best things to eat when you encounter this dip in motivation? Read my list of top 5 office snacks that can get you back in the zone to take full advantage of your last few hours at work:
1) A banana:
The banana is 100 calories of goodness, and perfect for getting your through the afternoon. Bananas are a very good source of vitamin B6 and a good source of manganese, vitamin C, potassium, dietary fiber, potassium, biotin, and copper. Why wouldn’t you eat a banana?
As well as being delicious, almonds are equally as nutritious! Almonds can actually reduce the risk of cancer and heart disease, and they can lower your cholesterol. Almonds are packed full of Vitamin E, which is proven to boost brain power and can even prevent Alzheimer’s. They are also the perfect snack to keep at your desk as they can’t go bad or go stale.
It’s all well and good eating healthy food in the office, but sometimes biscuits are the only answer. Keep a biscuit tin full of your favorite sweet snacks and have one when you need a pick-me-up. Don’t eat them all at once though!
I’m sure you’ve all heard about the benefits of eating yogurts from the dancing ladies on TV adverts, but i’ll tell you all once more! Yogurt is packed full of protein and calcium and includes nutrients such as vitamin B-2, vitamin B-12, potassium and magnesium to name a few. It’s an easy snack to keep in the office fridge and snack on when you’re peckish. Just don’t forget your spoon!
5) Fruit and nut bars:
If you’re looking for a mid afternoon pick-me-up, fruit and nut bars are a great option! There are so many options to choose from when buying your bars but, why not make your own? This way you can add all your favorite things but still monitor the ingredients that go into your bars.
Have you got any other office snacks you’d recommend to others? If you do, make sure you let us know in the comment section below!