Most of us have some time during the day when we feel drained and tired. And this is the perfect time to eat something that will add energy to your day. Rick Hay, a nutritionist and author of The Anti Ageing Food & Fitness Plan offers advice about pick-me-up foods that can add energy to your life. Here are a few examples.
Bananas with almond butter: Rick Hay explains that in a 2012 study by Appalachian State University, they found that bananas are as beneficial as sports drinks in terms of energy.
Sweet potatoes: Sweet potatoes boost energy and also can assist in weight loss since they keep you fuller for longer.
Maca: This root is most typically found in powder form. It has been dubbed as the “Peruvian ginseng.”
Nuts: Nuts are a slow-burn food so they deliver steady energy. They help to keep the immune system strong with their rich levels of antioxidant minerals.
Eggs: Eggs are filled with protein and contain the amino acids that you need for a healthy body function.
Honey: Honey is rich in carbohydrates and helps to maintain glycogen levels which prevent muscle fatigue.
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