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Overcome the food coma—without caffeine

Overcome the food coma—without caffeine

By Life@TheU

Overcome the food coma—without caffeine

By Life@TheU
A meal can often leave you feeling drowsy, but is there a way to avoid it? Here’s what you need to know.

We’ve all felt the post-meal slump—or food coma—which doctors call postprandial somnolence. While this doesn’t mean your body is shutting down after you eat, it’s still struggling to digest your food and regulate your blood sugar. Learn about the causes and how to avoid the feeling altogether, whether it’s by drinking more water before and during meals, avoiding excessive caffeine, or going for a walk after you eat.

Read the full story at https://news.umiamihealth.org/en/overcome-food-coma/