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Food that will keep you awake at night

There are times that even if we’ve slept a full eight hours, we seem to still be sleepy. Sometimes, a little snack can help you stay awake during those long hours in the office. Here are some food that will help you be alert during the night shift:

 

  1. Dark Chocolate

    photo from food.ndtv.com
    photo from food.ndtv.com

    There is more caffeine in dark chocolate than actual coffee itself. The avearage energy boost you would get from one bar of dark chocolate is roughly the equivalent of one Red Bull. Always remember that the darker the chocolate, the more energy you can get out of it.

  2. Leafy Greens

    photo via food.allwomenstalk.com
    photo via food.allwomenstalk.com

    Celery, Broccoli, Khale, Watercress and a lot more leafy green vegetables are jam packed with vitamins, folate, beta-ceratine and calcium that help boost brain-activity and will not only keep you awake but also keep you sharp when handling those calls. Plus it has lower calorie content can helps keep the body healthy.

  3. Citrus Fruits

    photo from peteronwualu.net
    photo from peteronwualu.net

    Vitamin C is known to help keep you awake. Make sure that you eat fruits instead of artificially made juices and substitutes since processing these fruits tends to water down the natural fiber the fruit contain. Fiber is also an important part of any diet and should always be kept in moderation most especially for those who work long hours.

  4. Beans

    photo from swain.ces.ncsu.edu
    photo from swain.ces.ncsu.edu

    Beans are rich in Vitamin B. They are also high in protein and complex carbohydrates that help you produce energy that will last throughout the day. This is the kind of energy where your body won’t get easily tired unlike the way energy from coffee or artificial energy drinks provide.

  5. Water

    photo from womenshealthmag.com
    photo from womenshealthmag.com

    The technique to keeping alert is to be constantly hydrated. Often times, when a person feels sluggish or low in energy, they are dehydrated. Plus it lessens the chances of sore throat and other diseases. It also helps you maintain your body core temperature and cleanses your body of toxins.

 


Sources:

Read Oprah’s website about some of the food mentioned. Read it here.

Shared.com also has an article about these food. Read it here.

Huffingtonpost.com has a similar article. Read it here.

 

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