We all know it, we are all their victims. It is waiting for us as we return to our offices after lunch. While you want to avoid it, it's too late, once it greets you there is no turning back. It is an invisible enemy that reduces our productivity in the evenings and leads us to a sleepy state, it is not easy to say it goodbye.
The alkaline tide is a condition that affects all of us, sometimes it does not appear for long periods, but when it does, it makes us unproductive.
Here are a few tips to win it the battle.
Did you eat breakfast today? It is well known that the most important meal of the day is breakfast. Breakfast makes us feel satisfied for longer hours and thus helps us avoid getting stuck later. In addition to breakfast, you should eat small portions of healthy foods throughout the day. For example, a combination of nuts between breakfast and lunch.
2. Check what you eat
I plead guilty to reach the end of the week and see that I’ve only eaten flour, fat and refined sugars. If like me, you do not remember when was your last meal without these ingredients, it’s time to change.
The scientific explanation is a bit more complex than it seems, but to sum it up, these foods are harder to digest. In addition to this, when you ingest these foods, glucose in the blood increases, raising an aminoacid called tryptophan which is converted into melatonin, the hormone that regulates sleep.
3. Walk but do not go through the shade
Walking after each meal helps us reduce the sedative effects of the alkaline tide. When we walk and when we bask, we produce Vitamin D which is essential to avoid fatigue.
4. Avoid drinking alcohol
Even when a cold beer or a good glass of wine is appreciated while eating, alcohol is well known for its sedative effects since its a depressant of the central nervous system. This is why we recommend to avoid alcohol during your working hours.
You’re ready! Follow these tips to avoid the alkaline tide. We all have habits that are difficult to stop… or to start… but cheer up! You will see it is worth the effort!