Different Foods Questions and Facts

Why do I feel sleepy after eating salads?

Post-Meal Fatigue from Salads

Feeling tired after a salad? Here's why:

Gut Bacteria and Fiber:

- Salads are high in fiber.

- Gut bacteria ferment fiber, producing short-chain fatty acids.

- This process can signal the brain to slow down, causing fatigue.

- Too much fiber too quickly can overwhelm your digestive system, leading to bloating and tiredness.


- Potassium: Essential for health, not likely to cause drowsiness in salad amounts.

- Hidden Sugars: Usually not enough in salads to cause an energy crash.

Main Point:

- High fiber in salads can lead to post-meal fatigue due to digestion.

Last updated: Jun 20, 2024 14:37 PM