12 Foods To Eat For Energy

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12 Foods To Eat For Energy
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1. Honey: As a carbohydrate filled substance, honey is a truly natural energy snack.

2. Apples: Apples are a great source of carbohydrates and fiber, and contain antioxidants that slow carbohydrate digestion. This results in energy release over a longer period.

3. Eggs: Eggs are full of protein, which provides a steady source of energy.

4. Sweet Potatoes: Sweet potatoes are filled with complex carbohydrates and fiber whose slow digestion provides a steady energy supply.

5. Salmon: Salmon and other fatty fish like tuna are great sources of protein, B vitamins, and fatty acids. Omega-3 reduces inflammation within the body, which is a source of fatigue. [1] Vitamin B12 works to produce red blood cells and optimize the working of iron. Red blood cells can increase energy.

6. Oranges: Oranges and other citrus fruits are well known for their vitamin C content. They also have antioxidants, which decrease fatigue by fighting oxidative stress.

7. Bananas: Bananas are a great source of vitamin B6, potassium, and carbohydrates, which help boosts energy levels in your body. [2]

8. Oats: Oats are rich in B vitamins and minerals like manganese and iron, which aid in sustained production of energy

9. Beans: Nutrients present in beans include proteins, fiber and carbohydrates – all of which are essential for energy production in the body.

10. Spinach: These leafy greens are high in minerals like calcium, magnesium, iron, potassium, and vitamins. They also have fiber and antioxidants, with iron helping in fighting fatigue with the production of RBC.

11. Yogurt: Yogurt is a popular snack, and a great source of energy thanks to its carbohydrates content. These are in the form of sugars that are broken down to provide energy. Yogurt also contains proteins that help the slow digestion of carbohydrates.

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12. Almonds: Almonds contain magnesium and B vitamins, which aid in converting food to energy.

Please note that this content should never be used as a substitute for direct medical advice from your doctor or other qualified clinicians.

References:

[1] Molfino, A. et al. 2014. The role for dietary omega-3 fatty acids supplementation in older adults. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25285409.

[2] Nieman, D. C. et al. 2012. Bananas as an energy source during exercise: a metabolomics approach. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22616015.

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