Eat those supercharged energy foods
Need a pick-me-up but don’t want to crush an energy drink? Pack one or two of these energy foods in your bag for a natural rush of energy that can power you through your day.
Need a pick-me-up? Try these energy foods
My love affair with eggs continues. Eggs pack a punch in protein and numerous vitamins including many B-vitamins and vitamin D. Vitamin D helps keep your immune system running smoothly while B-vitamins help convert food into energy.
This makes for a substantial boost in energy.
2. Sweet potato
Like any good carbohydrate, sweet potatoes pack a punch when it comes to energy. Carbohydrates help fuel the body in the form of glucose which energizes the central nervous system and the brain (not to mention many other functions).
The high carb load of sweet potatoes along with its load of vitamin A and C will help you stave off fatigue any time of the day with a perfect snack.
Want a liquid-ish natural energy drink; try a spoon full of honey! It helps refuel and replenish muscles during and after a workout due to it acting as a time released sweetener.
Like all fruits, bananas are loaded with fructose, sucrose, and glucose, this can provide a substantial boost of energy. But combine this with its high fiber load and you get a sustained boost of energy.
Also loaded with glucose along with antioxidants, fiber, and a powerhouse of vitamins, apples also provide a quick convenient energy boost! Their high fiber load takes them longer to digest and therefore a longer pick-me-up!
Spinach is one of the most nutrient dense foods there is. Loaded with iron, vitamin C, and antioxidants spinach provides a great energy boost by replenishing any nutrients you may be running low on which helps make the body run more smoothly, leaving you feeling revitalized!
Talk about the benefits of both worlds. Beans offer your protein and the energy boost of a carbohydrate! Likewise, beans are loaded with fiber meaning they will stick with you longer, balancing out your energy level. Plus they are loaded with magnesium and iron which can help boost energy levels.
One of America’s favorite snacks and for good reason. Almonds (along with other nuts) provide a ton of nutrients like manganese, riboflavin, copper, selenium, vitamin E and a good dose of heart healthy omega-3s. These nutrients will help your revitalize and re-boost one handful at a time.
Protein plus calcium plus magnesium, yogurt offers a plethora of options that help energize us. Magnesium is crucial for energy release while the protein helps us stay fuller longer.
The best thing about salmon might be its amazing load of heart healthy omega-3s but it also contains a ton of other ingredients that can boost your energy levels. Things like vitamin B6 and riboflavin can help put that pep back in your step.
Exercise is one of the best energy boosters there is. It gets your blood pumping, oxygen flowing and endorphins releasing to cause you to feel more energized but also just gives you a greater sense of well-being. An endorphin rush can go a long way!
Here’s a handy, easy-to-remember chart of some awesome energy foods that can help you get through the day without the extra coffee or energy drinks:
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