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Bites with Benefits: Foods for Energy

Do you hit that 2 o’ clock energy drop and think, “I have to go through this day, after day, for the rest of my life and I can’t control it!” Well, not so. There are plenty of foods that can instantly energize your brain and body, and increase your energy over time.

Oatmeal isn’t just for the elderly, but did you ever notice how much golf your grandpa is able to play after a big, warm bowl of the stuff? Fiber content helps you get a steady stream of energy.

Here is a list of fiber-full foods:

  • Oatmeal
  • Artichoke
  • Avocado
  • Peanut Butter
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Lentils
  • Black Beans
  • Broccoli
  • Pear
  • Apple
  • Sweet Potato

Who is doing the behind-the-scenes work? There are foods that give you a boost and foods that Turn other foods into energy. Vitamin B helps transform carbohydrates into useable energy. Here is a list of Vitamin B food sources:

  • Beef
  • Tuna
  • Oats
  • Turkey
  • Bananas
  • Potatoes
  • Avocados
  • Legumes

Vitamin C helps produce norepinephrine, a hormone essential to a healthy nervous system.Here is a list of Vitamin C food sources:

  • Guava
  • Strawberries
  • Citrus Fruits
  • Kiwi Fruit
  • Raspberry
  • Lychees
  • Nectarines
  • Peaches
  • Mangos
  • Peppers
  • Spring Greens
  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Broccoli
  • Kale
  • Gourd
  • Cauliflower
  • Tomatoes
  • Green Cabbage
  • Potatoes
  • Watermelon
Can’t remember your boss’ name when you get tired? Try foods with tyrosine, an amino acid that helps with mental function:

  • Sardines
  • Salmon
  • Tuna
  • Chicken
  • Pork
  • Wheat
  • Oats
  • Whole Grains
  • Milk
  • Cheese
  • Yogurt
  • Avocados
  • Bananas
  • Legumes
  • Beans

 

 

 

 

 

 

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