Beat the 3PM Slump!

Energy Boosting Foods to Keep You Alert from 9AM – 5PM

High Fiber Cereal

Puffins Cereal

  • Jaimie Davis, PhD, RD, who is a research associate at USC found that eating a high carbohydrate, high fiber breakfast produces the highest level of alertness during the middle of the day.

Whole Grain Crackers with Low-Fat Cottage Cheese

Whole Wheat Toast with Nut Butter of Choice

  • The complex carbohydrates found in whole grains digest at a slower rate than that of simple carbohydrates, which controls the increase in blood glucose levels and keeps you feeling full for longer.
  • Always pair a protein source with a complex carbohydrate, such as the snacks listed above!

Juicy, Antioxidant-rich Berries

  • Snack on berries to feel energized while reducing oxidative stress, which can lead to symptoms of early aging and disease.

The Right Energy Bar

  • Choose an energy bar with the least artificial ingredients.
  • If the list of ingredients is similar to a recipe that you can easily prepare at home, buy it!
  • If the list of ingredients resembles a science experiment, set it down and find a more natural bar!
  • Try an Organic Sesame Bumble Bar or a dotBAR

What is your favorite health bar? 







About rrluthi

Certified fitness expert with a passion for educating and empowering the 55 and better "chronologically-enriched" population about the benefits of adopting and maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle, preventing injury, and feeling good. Proven strengths applying cutting-edge fitness/wellness concepts and research through roles as a health coach, fitness trainer, and group exercise instructor—in addition to promoting these concepts in a more systematic way through blogging and social media, community outreach, public speaking, corporate wellness program facilitation and senior fitness program support.
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