What’s an easy way to stay energized without guzzling energy drinks? Eat energy boosting foods. Here are the main ones that nutritionists suggest:
First: Start your morning with a glass of lemon water. Adding lemon slices to plain water transforms it into a natural energy drink, packed with electrolytes, like potassium and calcium. That helps our cells produce energy.
You can also go for a smoothie, made with blueberries, which will help you focus – strawberries, the vitamin C in them helps turn fat to energy - and magnesium-rich yogurt, which helps regulate the release of energy in your body.
Then, what’s a good energy boosting snack? Nuts, like cashews and almonds. They’re also loaded with magnesium, which helps convert sugar to energy. They're also filled with fiber to keep your blood sugar steady, and protein for sustained energy.
Also, go ahead and order a Chai tea from Starbucks. It contains cardamom, a spice known to increase energy and promote blood flow by expanding small blood vessels.
And finally, top your sandwich with sauerkraut. It contains probiotics, which helps your gut digest food more efficiently. And when your body doesn’t have to work as hard to digest, you end up with significantly more energy.