If you struggle with that afternoon energy slump, you definitely aren’t alone. Energy levels often slip after the lunch hour and can leave us in a total state of brain fog.
The good news is that there are plenty of ways to give yourself that much-needed energy boost, caffeine-free.
We’re sharing our top five ways to boost cognitive function and prevent that afternoon energy slump without those coffee jitters.
5 Ways to Boost Cognitive Function & Prevent That Afternoon Energy Slump
#1 Snack on Some Healthy Fat
We need healthy fats for energy, and snacking on something like a sweet potato drizzled with coconut oil or munching on half of an avocado with a drizzle of lemon juice is also a great way to nourish the body.
When you feel that afternoon energy slump coming on, reaching for something rich in healthy fats vs. turning to sugar. It will help support sustained energy while also keeping blood sugar levels in check.
#2 Whip up a Brain-Boosting Latte
If you’re feeling like you need to grab that third cup of coffee once the two o’clock hour rolls around, try whipping up a caffeine-free latte with the addition of our Magnificent Mushrooms Brain Blend. This blend is designed to help support cognitive function, leaving you with an overall feeling of improved focus, without the caffeine jitters.
Try mixing together full-fat unsweetened coconut milk with a teaspoon of turmeric, a drizzle of raw honey, and a serving of our Brain Blend for the ultimate energy and cognitive boosting beverage.
Sometimes all we need to do is move to get the blood flowing and the mind more focused. You’ll also walk away feeling a bit more energized. So, if you can squeeze in an afternoon workout, go for it! If not, try to at least get a brisk walk in during your lunch break. It may make all the difference in how you feel throughout the afternoon.
#4 Diffuse Peppermint Essential Oils
Certain essential oils, like peppermint, are known to help boost concentration. So, if you’re feeling that afternoon brain fog hit hard, try diffusing some pure grade peppermint essential oils. It may give you that mental boost you need to power through the rest of your day.
#5 Try Adaptogens
Adaptogens are our jam around here, and they provide us with more than one benefit. Our adaptogenic herb blends, Yinergy, and Vigor may help support mental clarity, helping you feel more productive, and energized throughout the day. The best news is that these blends are caffeine-free, so you’ll be left with more pep in your step, without that post-caffeine buzz.
Sustain Energy Levels All Day Long
There you have it—5 ways to sustain energy levels all day without having to rely on all those caffeinated beverages.
Give a few of these hacks a try and see what they can do to transform your afternoons—taking you from afternoon energy slump to improved focus, productivity, and more sustained energy.