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10 Foods That Will Keep You Energized

10 Foods That Will Keep You Energized

Following a healthy, clean, and well balanced diet is obviously important to keep your energy up throughout the day. All food provides energy for the body...but some more than others! Foods that are high in protein, vitamins, minerals etc. are at the top of the list. If I know I’m going to be running around all day or out with my kids, I make sure to have snacks or food that will keep my energy high. There’s nothing worse than feeling sluggish at 2 pm.

Sharing some of my favorites that will be sure to keep your energy levels up!

1. Bananas

This is probably one of the best foods for energy! Bananas contain complex carbs, potassium, and vitamin B6, all of which can help boost energy.

2. Fish

Salmon and tuna are good sources of protein + fatty acids, making them great foods to include in your diet. I personally always like to include salmon in my salads, especially for lunch!

3. Eggs

Eggs are a great source of protein + iron. When iron levels are low, your cells don’t get the oxygen they need, which leaves you feeling tired. Eggs can give you a steady and sustained source of energy.

4. Apples

One of my go-to snacks, apples are a good source of carbs + fiber. Because of the natural sugar, they provide a slow and sustained energy release.

5. Dark Chocolate

Dark chocolate contains caffeine and theobromine, both will boost your energy levels. I tend to have a few pieces of dark chocolate vs coffee because it boosts energy in a milder and longer-lasting way than caffeine. Just don’t go overboard haha

6. Yogurt

Yogurt makes a great snack or ingredient to include in your morning smoothie. Yogurt contains vitamin B12, which helps beat fatigue.

7. Matcha

If coffee tends to make you jittery, try matcha! The combination of caffeine with L-theanine will boost your energy, improve focus, and alertness.

8. Avocado

Avocados are a superfood because they are rich in healthy fats, B vitamins, and fiber. Healthy fats can be stored in the body and used as energy sources.

9. Seeds

Chia seeds, flax seeds + pumpkin seeds are also known to boost energy levels. Throw them in smoothies, oatmeal, or overnight oats!

10. Beans

Beans are rich in nutrients and a great source of natural energy. All beans have similar nutrients and are packed with carbs, fiber, and protein.