Best Foods for Energy

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Maybe you had a bad night’s sleep or are approaching the afternoon slump, but the bottom line is that you need an energy kick—stat! Well, skip the Red Bull because there are better and healthier sources of energy that won’t drive you into a sugar coma.

 

Quinoa

Packed with more protein than any other grain, plus rich in amino acids, quinoa makes the perfect energy boost mid-day. 

 

Lentils

Lentils are a food that gives you a bang of nutritional value for barely a buck. Its high fiber content stabilizes blood sugar levels, keeping you energized all day.

 

Tuna

While it doesn’t have the most pleasant smell, eating tuna fish for lunch can perk you up. Loaded with protein and vitamin B, eating type of fish can provide a great source of energy.

 

Yogurt

 

Beans

Not only will beans keep you feeling full and satisfied, but they can also prevent you from feeling sluggish midday. The protein helps keep blood sugar levels steady to keep you energized, plus the complex carbohydrate provides energy for the brain and body.

 

Eggs

They’re the number one breakfast food for a reason! “Eggs provide high-quality protein and heart-healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids and help stay energized and prevent overeating.

 

Whole grain Cereal

There is nothing bland about whole grain cereal! And eating this in the a.m. is a great way to pump up your energy.

 

Yogurt

Yogurt is a great source of high-quality protein to fill you up and provide basic energy for the brain. The best part about this food is it pairs well with pretty much everything. Add some granola, nuts, or fruit to amp up its flavor.

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