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We all know that feeling, 3 pm rolls around and we get the midday crash.  Beat that midday slump without breaking your diet or reaching for caffeine by using one of the tips below.

Perform 100
Perform 100 is formulated to provide all the health benefits of rapidly absorbed Peptan Hydrolyzed Collagen with the instant energy properties of the essential amino acids.One scoop has 20 amino acids, including 100% of the daily allowance of the 9 essential amino acids. Less than a gram of sugar per serving and around 125 calories with 6 great fruit flavors make this a healthy alternative to fight the midday slump.

Macha Tea
This popular tea improves your energy by promoting blood flow throughout your body. While all green tea naturally contains caffeine, the energy boost received from Matcha is largely due to its unique combination of other nutrients. The increased endurance from a mug of Matcha Green Tea can last up to 6 hours. Due to the effects of L-Theanine, Matcha drinkers experience none of the usual side effects of stimulants such as nervousness and hypertension. It’s good, clean energy!

Spinach
Bulk up your lunch time salad with this iron rich leafy green. Low iron levels in the body can correspond with low energy levels. Iron is a key component in transporting oxygen in the body. Two cups of spinach provide 12mg of iron- more than half of your daily recommended intake! Spinach is also high in fiber, which helps sustain energy.

Pistachios
An easy afternoon snack is Pistachios because they are high in protein and fiber. Additionally, Pistachios aid in stabilizing blood sugar which provides long lasting energy. Pistachios are a great on-the-go snack for the calorie-conscious, as 25 pistachios weigh in at only 100 calories, while providing 6g of protein and 2g of fiber. Plus, they taste great!

Water
Feeling tired is one of the first signs of dehydration. Before reaching for another cup of coffee, have another glass of water instead! Adding more water-rich foods, such as cucumbers or lettuce, to your meals is another way to increase your water intake, while boosting your fiber intake as well.

Sugar-free gum
Research has found that chewing gum increases heart rate and improves blood flow to your brain, which can increase alertness. Further, opting for a fresh, mint flavor will wake up your senses even more. Chewing gum may also prevent you from snacking!

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