8 Foods You Can Eat For An Energy Boost

Need a new pick-me-up besides coffee? The foods below will be sure to give you an energy boost any time of day.

Water

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Water aids our bodies by helping digestion move along. In other words, it helps dissolve fats and soluble fiber. It can also help flush waste from your liver and kidneys, which will have you feeling on your A-Game all the time. The average human being should drink 2 liters of water per day.

Kale

kale

Not only does kale have a very low caloric level, but it’s also high in fiber and doesn’t have any fat. Like water, kale also helps with digestion. This leafy green is filled with many nutrients and vitamins that are sure to keep your body moving throughout the day. If you are looking to eat more antioxidants, kale is your go to for a tasteful salad.

Beans

beans

Beans are an excellent, meatless source of protein. They also contain soluble fiber and iron, two things our bodies love. If you are looking to have a healthy heart, beans can aid your body to have lower cholesterol. If you’ve been eating sugar to boost your energy levels, beans can be a good replacement because they digest slowly, making your energy last for a longer period of time.

Almonds

almonds

These little nuts contain lots of fiber, vitamins, and antioxidants. Stressed out? Eat a handful of almonds and let the stress melt away.

Yogurt

yogurt

Depending on the brand, probiotic yogurt is extremely good for your health when it comes down to keeping your chemical balance in check. Probiotics are good-for-you bacteria that helps your body fight against any bad bacteria. Yogurt is already filled with protein, but you can always add oats to it if you find yourself wanting more.

Carrots

Carrots

Everyone knows carrots are good for your eyes! Carrots are a great source of fiber and Vitamin A. Want a quick snack? Grab a handful of carrots and dip them in another energy boosting food, hummus.

Whole Grains

wholegrains

Full of carbohydrates, whole grains will fuel your body all day long. It’s important to note, though, that it’s not healthy to just fuel your body with carbs. Whole grains include foods like brown rice, pasta, and oatmeal. Whole grains act as natural energy throughout the day.

Watermelon

watermelon

Watermelon is basically water in food form. Filled with nutrients, watermelon is rich in antioxidants and amino acids.

Our world is filled with copious amounts of energy boosting foods, so take a break from filling your body with things that are sugary and unhealthy. Try one of the foods above if you haven’t already! You never know what you’ll end up loving!

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Victoria Naranjo

Victoria Naranjo

Victoria is a full-time student at Bridgewater College and writer for Apartment Showcase.

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