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4 Natural Energy Boosters: What to Drink and Eat for More Energy, Naturally (Page 2)

1. You’re burning the midnight oil to finish a deadline.

Eat a light dinner. "When you eat too much, your body expends most of its energy on digestion so it has less to put towards concentration," says Rachel Begun, M.S., R.D., a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. Skip—or limit—the carbs: they increase your body’s production of the sleep-promoting neurotransmitter serotonin, making you groggy. Instead, opt for a protein-packed meal, like grilled tuna over a bed of spinach.

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