Feeling sluggish? Try these foods for energy

Energy is a rather essential component of daily life for most of us. Pretty well everything we do in a given day requires energy; talking, moving, and even thinking.

Considering how heavily we depend on energy to be able to function, when we’re finding ourselves to be feeling a little sluggish or lethargic, it can be rather frustrating. Most of the energy our bodies require comes from the food we consume and the amount of sleep we get, but when it comes to food, there are certain ones that can provide a hell of a lot more energy than others. Having an understanding of what to munch on to give our energy levels a boost is therefore beneficial, so check out these recommendations from Healthline.

  • Bananas
  • Fatty fish
  • Brown rice
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Coffee
  • Eggs
  • Apples
  • Water
  • Dark chocolate
  • Goji berries
  • Quinoa
  • Oatmeal
  • Yoghurt
  • Hummus
  • Edamame
  • Lentils
  • Avocado
  • Oranges
  • Strawberries
  • Seeds
  • Beans
  • Green tea
  • Nuts
  • Popcorn
  • Leafy green veggies
  • Beets

It doesn’t exactly take a rocket scientist to recognize the fact that most of the foods on this list are considered to be nutritious, or healthy. It is an unfortunate reality that despite how tasty fried and fast food can be, it isn’t necessarily the best source of energy for our bodies. In fact, I find eating greasy or fried foods do the exact opposite of giving me energy, and I imagine there are other folks out there who can say the same.

Moderation and balance is key when it comes to any diet, but knowing what foods to go to when it comes to the energy they have the ability to provide isn’t useless knowledge. Foods that can provide energy may not be our first pick, but in reality, they really should be considering what they can do for us and our bodies.

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