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

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Super sugars

You guessed it. Those quick pick-me-up candy bars may give you a jolt of energy, but will soon after make you sleepy. Cookies, candies, cakes and just about anything with excessive sugar (even sugary drinks) will zap your energy as it raises your blood sugar levels. As a result, your body releases insulin which in turn sparks a chain of events that eventually triggers tryptophan, a sleepy agent.

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