It’s afternoon, your energy is dwindling and all you want to do is take a nap, but instead you have to sit through a boring meeting/class or complete your work. While you could just have a second – or seventh – cup of coffee, you could also have some almonds, an apple, a banana, hummus, foods can help relieve fatigue, give you the jolt of energy that you need.
Nuts like almonds, walnuts, pecans and cashews contain protein for endurance, nutrients that help produce energy inside our cells. This combination makes them an ideal fuel choice for boosting energy.
There are plenty of foods that provide the protein but none do so in such a powerful, compact package as an egg. Eggs offer many of the same benefits as lean meats, including protein, B-vitamins and iron.
An apple a day keeps the doctor away. Apples contain fiber, vitamin C and antioxidants that have a lot of energy-boosting power on their own, but apples also contain fructose, which is quickly and efficiently processed by our bodies for energy.
A favorite of bodybuilders, bananas offer potassium, which helps muscles contract properly, as well as the fruit sugars fructose and glucose.