If you’re feeling tired or rundown during the day, look at the type and quantity of the food you are eating. Depending on what you eat, it can determine how much energy you have in a given day. We share eight foods that can help boost your energy.
1. Fatty Fish
Fatty fish such as salmon and tuna are good sources of protein, fatty acids, and B vitamins. One serving of salmon or tuna provides you with the recommended daily amount of omega 3 fatty acids and vitamin B12. In particular, omega-3 fatty acids are known to reduce inflammation. Vitamin B12 works with folate to produce red blood cells and help iron work better in your body. Steady levels of red blood cells and iron can help reduce fatigue and increase energy.
Eggs are full of energy that can help fuel your day. They are packed with protein. Eggs also contain an abundance of leucine, an amino acid that is known to stimulate energy production in several ways. Leucine can help cells take in more blood sugar in order to stimulate the production of energy in the cells.
You know what they say, “An apple a day keeps the doctor away.” Apples have lots of benefits, and they are a good source of carbs and fiber. With a mix of natural sugars, fiber, and antioxidants, apples can provide a slow and sustained energy release.
Nuts are packed with nutrients, an abundance of proteins, carbs, and healthy fats. They also contain other vitamins and minerals, such as manganese, iron, B vitamins, and vitamin E, that help increase energy production.
Hummus is made with chickpeas, sesame seed paste (tahini), oil, and lemon. The chickpeas in hummus are a good source of complex carbs and fiber, which your body can store for steady energy. The sesame seed paste and oil in hummus contain healthy fats. These fats help slow the absorption of carbs, which helps you avoid blood sugar spikes.
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