- Bananas: This fruit has a substantial amount of fiber that aid in slowing down digestion of sugars. This leaves you with more energy for longer periods of time.
- Apples: This fruit is also rich in fiber but also high in antioxidants which help lower inflammation and stress levels within the body.
- Avocados: They contain protein and good fats that may increase energy levels.
- Berries: Are a good source of minerals, vitamins and are easy to snack on. Berries include a high amount of antioxidants which can help strengthen the immune system.
- Oatmeal: is whole grain and rich in fiber which helps provide energy to the body.
- Quinoa: is high in protein, carbohydrate and fiber.
Beans and Legumes:
- Peanut Butter: is rich in fats, fiber and protein. The key to peanut butter is that it may help a person feel full which will cut of the need to snack.
- Nuts: have a blend of fats, protein and some carbohydrates that provide energy throughout the day.
- Eggs: contain 6 grams of protein and 5 grams of fat in one large boiled egg. It also has other minerals and vitamins that help keep the body energized.
- Fatty Fish: such as salmon, sardines and tuna are high in Omerga-3 fattya cids. This is a great source of protein and B vitamins that will help keep the body energized for the day.
Foods to avoid:
- Fried foods
- Fast food
- Artificial sugars
- Baked goods
These foods provide short burst of energy rather than long sustained energy. The longer sustained energy is needed to carry you throughout the day.