We’ve all been there, we’ve eaten our lunch and not long afterwards we feel tired, weary, worn out and dead beat; it’s the postprandial dip!
In simple terms, the postprandial dip is mild hypoglycemia after ingestion of a heavy meal. It’s thought to be caused by a drop in blood glucose resulting from the body's own normal insulin secretion, which in turn is a response to the glucose load represented by the meal.
The most common time for this energy slump in the workplace is 2:16pm, and one way of getting through it is to eat fresh fruit because it’s a long lasting source of energy unlike sugary snacks.
Eating fruit every day is a simple way of providing your body with the nutrients to deal with the stresses of work life and helps protect you from illness.
A few small changes can help you reach your five a day. Evidence suggests that people who eat at least five portions a day are at lower risk of heart disease, strokes and some cancers.
For the largest part, fruit consists of water just like the human body does, helping to stimulate memory.
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