Brilliant Foods to Boost Energy

Keeping your energy levels high throughout the day is a difficult task, especially during the early mornings and that mid- afternoon slump. Use these healthy snacks to get through it.

Keeping your energy levels high throughout the day is a difficult task, especially during the early mornings and that mid- afternoon slump. Many of us keep one hand on our coffee cups throughout the day, but caffeine can only do so much before you need another dose. Maintaining a stash of healthy and energy- boosting snacks is a healthier and more long-term option. These snacks are personal favorites and can help you get through the daily fatigue.

Apples

Apples contain a wide variety of nutrients to help you get through the day, and make a great grab-and-go snack. They are perfect for dipping, but make sure you are dipping them in something healthier such as hummus so that your energy is not stifled by a sugar crash.

Peppers

Peppers are versatile in that there are many ways to eat them. They are a great energy boost as well as a great snack to help curb your appetite.

Hummus

Hummus is an energy source that is easily paired with other foods, such as carrots and celery, which will act as an additional energy boost.

tea clip.jpg

Herbal Tea

The ingredients in herbal tea are easily absorbed into the body and both caffeinated and decaffeinated tea can provide you with long- lasting energy as you sip on it throughout the day. Tea is also helpful during the Fall as cooler weather and cold season set in. Tea is very versatile in the flavors and herb combinations, so it should be easy to find the right tea for you.

Carrots

Carrots are another versatile source of energy that is an easy go-to snack when you need one.

Celery

Celery is full of water to keep you hydrated. It also goes well with peanut butter, which makes the celery taste better and gives you even more energy.

Oatmeal

Oatmeal is an energizing breakfast, which makes it a great way to start the day. Beware of instant oatmeal packs as they tend to contain a lot of sugar and artificial flavors. It’s better to try some organic varieties of instant oatmeal or make your own oatmeal packs with rolled oats and other natural ingredients.

Strawberries

There’s a lot of energy packed into these delicious red berries. They go well with other energy- boosting foods or by themselves. Be careful not to eat them with sugary foods as this will counteract the energy they provide with a sugar crash.

Granola

Granola is an energizing food that is good by itself or paired with many different things, such as yogurt and fruit. Granola is another food to be wary of when purchasing as many products contain a lot of added sugar. Look for products with all- natural ingredients or make your own granola.

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet Potatoes are high in carbohydrates and vitamins that will help you become re-energized during the afternoon. They can be cooked in many different ways, including sweet potato fries or sweet potato chips.

Honey

Honey is a natural sweetener that also provides energy. It can be used to sweeten tea, fruit, granola and many other foods. Rather than getting a sugar crash by using artificial sweeteners, using honey can make your snack sweeter and supplement the energy you receive. 

Apples

Apples contain a wide variety of nutrients to help you get through the day, and make a great grab-and-go snack. They are perfect for dipping, but make sure you are dipping them in something healthier such as hummus so that your energy is not stifled by a sugar crash.

Almonds

These nuts are full of nutrients that help keep you energized and they’re a good emergency snack to keep handy when you’re feeling sluggish.

 

 

Bembu: "35 Nourishing Foods That Give You Energy"
Woman's Day: 12 Foods to Eat for Energy