6 Surprising Foods That Make You Tired

You might want to avoid these to keep your energy up during the day

(This article previously appeared on Grandparents.com.)

We’ve all eaten a big meal and then felt exhausted afterwards, but what about the times that you thought you were eating something good for you and still got tired?

Turns out there are some foods we wouldn’t normally think of that can cause us to feel fatigued. We asked Dr. Pamela Peeke,  author of The Hunger Fix: The Three-Stage Hunger and Recovery Plan for Overeating and Food Addiction, about these hidden energy-zappers. In the slideshow below are some items you might want to reconsider if you need to keep your energy up.


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