What you eat can help you to stay energized, or may make you fizzle out. Here, we break down the best and worst foods for maintaining high energy.
|Big sapper: Doughnuts|
Sugar-crash alert. Doughnuts are one of the worst culprits for sapping your energy.
|Big sapper: White bread|
Like sweets, refined carbs boost blood sugar fast for quick energy. But they leave us more lethargic than ever.
Try whole-grain bread instead, it provides more fiber than white bread.
|Moderate pick-me-up: Spinach|
Cash in on B vitamins to fuel metabolism and cell-protecting antioxidants.
|Moderate pick-me-up: Beans|
All the fiber in beans slow digestion and leave you feeling full.
Try these recipes with black beans to fuel you up.
|Big booster: Greek yogurt|
Protein with carbs and fat gives you a sustained charge.
Try these recipes using Greek yogurt.
|Big booster: Quinoa|
An energy trifecta, quinoa is fiber-rich, has healthy fats, and is a complete protein.