Foods That Boost Your Energy

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Do you have trouble with low energy levels? The types of food you eat may help!

Nutrition expert Colette Heimowitz recommends eating foods with a lower glycemic impact, like green vegetables and low-sugar fruits. When you eat foods higher in sugar, your energy level shoots up, but then comes crashing down. Instead, you can reach for foods that give a longer boost and steadier levels.

She recommends staying away from low quality carbs and choosing one of these high quality choices:

  • Bananas. They’re a great source of carbohydrates, potassium, and vitamin B6.
  • Fatty fish. Seafood like tuna and salmon are a much healthier source of protein than red meat, and they also provide B vitamins, which help convert food into energy.
  • Apples. A great source of potassium, vitamin C, and fiber, which makes them filling.
  • Avocados. Considered a “superfood,” avocados are rich in healthy fats, fiber, and B vitamins.
  • Nuts. They’re packed with proteins, carbs, and healthy fats, making them filling. They’re also loaded with vitamin E and B.
  • Leafy greens. They’re full of fiber, iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium and vitamins A, C, E, and K.

Source: Hello Giggles