What you eat can help you to stay energized, or may make you fizzle out. Here, we break down the best and worst foods for maintaining high energy.
1. Big sapper: Doughnuts
Sugar-crash alert. Doughnuts are one of the worst culprits for sapping your energy.
2. Big sapper: White bread
Like sweets, refined carbs boost blood sugar fast for quick energy. But they leave us more lethargic than ever.
Try whole-grain bread instead, it provides more fiber than white bread.
3. Moderate pick-me-up: Spinach
Cash in on B vitamins to fuel metabolism and cell-protecting antioxidants.
4. Moderate pick-me-up: Beans
All the fiber in beans slow digestion and leave you feeling full.
Try these recipes with black beans to fuel you up.
5. Big booster: Greek yogurt
Protein with carbs and fat gives you a sustained charge.
Try these recipes using Greek yogurt.
6. Big booster: Quinoa
An energy trifecta, quinoa is fiber-rich, has healthy fats, and is a complete protein.