4 Energy Boosting Foods You Should Be Eating
If you’re working on managing your weight, you’re probably trying to eat more low-calorie foods in your diet. Calories are a measurement for the energy in food, and your body has a constant demand for energy. Here are some great energy foods to add to your diet to get more of the natural energy you need.
GO GREEN - EAT GREEN VEGETABLES
Green vegetables are great energy foods—and the darker the green, the better. Go for kale, collard greens, Brussels sprouts, broccoli and red cabbage. They’re packed with B vitamins, magnesium, and iron, which help boost your natural energy levels.
SNACK SMART – EAT FIBER-RICH CARBOHYDRATES
Tasty treats full of protein and fiber-rich carbohydrates are perfect foods for energy. Some good combos include an apple and some almonds, fresh berries and yogurt, or carrots and cheese. They may not fill you up like breakfast, lunch, or dinner, but they will help keep you from feeling too hungry between meals and provide natural energy to support you throughout the day.
KEEP IT SMOOTHIE – DRINK FRESH FRUIT SMOOTHIES
Smoothies made with fresh fruit contain healthy carbohydrates that are perfect for a snack. For example, blend some blueberries or bananas with Greek yogurt or fat-free milk for a great, hunger-satisfying dose of natural energy. One great way to improve the quality of your smoothie is to blend it with Meta Appetite Control Smoothie Enhancer, which adds fiber to your diet to help you feel less hungry between meals.*
GET A GREAT STARCH TO YOUR DAY – EAT STARCHY VEGETABLES
Starchy vegetables like corn, peas, potatoes, winter squash, plantains, and yucca are good energy foods. Their main role in the body is to provide natural energy—especially for the brain and nervous system—because the body breaks them down into glucose (also known as blood sugar), which it uses for energy.
*THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT, CURE, OR PREVENT ANY DISEASE.
†Diets low in saturated fat and cholesterol that include 7 grams of soluble fiber per day from psyllium husk, as in Metamucil, may reduce the risk of heart disease by lowering cholesterol. One serving of Metamucil has 2.4 grams of this soluble fiber. One serving of Metamucil capsules has at least 1.8 grams of this soluble fiber.
**Survey of 291 adults who self-reported that they felt lighter and more energetic after completing the Metamucil Two Week Challenge.
^P&G calculation based in part on data reported by Nielsen through its ScanTrack Service for the Digestive Health category for the 52-week period ending 04/27/19, for the total U.S. market, xAOC, according to the P&G custom product hierarchy. Copyright © 2019, The Nielsen Company.