Exhaustion isn't a good look on anyone, but it's all too easy to burn the candle at both ends in the always-connected world we live in. And when that energy slump hits, you need help. But that doesn't mean downing a dozen cups of coffee or reaching into the candy bowl. Sugar and caffeine will give you a quick rush, but that's often followed by a crash. So if you're searching for sustained energy, look for food with complex carbs, protein, and fiber. We put together this cheat sheet of things to eat and drink to beat fatigue-and a few foods that sabotage your efforts to get pumped up.
What do you think of when you think of sugar? Most of us think of the white granules we add to coffee, sprinkle over our cereal or put in when we make cookies. In reality, that is only a tiny fraction of the sugar that we consume in our lives. In this article we’ll go over the different types of sugars, the side effects of what added sugar does to our bodies, a bit of the history of the research, and where to go from here.