Foods That Boost Your Energy
Today we’re talking about foods that boost your energy. So, we’re looking for fruits and vegetables that provide natural energy through the form of antioxidants and vitamins. Those types of things help to fight off disease and infection by boosting your immune system and providing your cells with necessary energy.
Looking for other foods to boost your energy? Try whole grains blended with a protein. For example, try a piece of whole grain toast with a tablespoon of nut butter for sustained energy. Another great option would be oatmeal topped with some walnuts. Those fats and the walnuts are actually healthy fats that give you long-term energy after you eat them.
Finally, let’s focus on beverages that boost your energy. Sugary drinks like juice and soda are loaded with calories and loaded with sugar. So although you might have energy initially, that tends to taper off after a few hours. If you feel like you need the caffeine, choose black coffee or unsweetened tea for a great source of energy but save on those calories.
Ellen Thomsen, MS, RD, LMNT, CDE is a Registered Dietitian, Certified Diabetes Care and Education Specialist and Integrative and Functional Nutrition Certified Practitioner. She is the diabetes education program coordinator at CHI Health and sees patients at the Millard Clinic. She works with patients to identify root causes to health conditions and make changes to improve overall health. Ellen’s passion is to help others develop lifestyle habits that allow them to feel their best.