Wednesday, June 24, 2009
prandial \ˈpran-dē-əl\ adjective: of or relating to a meal
Etymology: Latin prandium late breakfast, luncheon
We’ve all heard of a “postprandial nip” (a drink after a meal); perhaps less known is the “postprandial dip,” or mild decrease in blood sugar level after the ingestion of a heavy meal. It can lead to irresistible drowsiness.