‘The Itis:’ Foods That Are Making You Sleepy at Work

May 3, 2013  |  

Picture this: you are at work getting your hustle on, grab a bite to eat for lunch and then slowly start to lose momentum. Seriously, who else gets super sleepy around two o’ clock? Just don’t get caught taking a nap in your car. If only the U.S. would follow suit with countries that encourage a siesta.

There are many reasons why you experience fatigue — or “the itis” — after meals. Foods with high levels of tryptophan for example can make you feel so relaxed you will want to use your desk as a pillow. Super sugary edibles are also a guilty culprit stirring up funky-face yawns.

So what should you do? Skip lunch? Uh, no. Instead, be knowledgeable of certain foods that are known to make you tired. With lunchtime coming fast, you may want to skip these when you have an important project that needs your attention, or an upcoming presentation.

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