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4 Energy Boosting Foods You Should Be Eating

Energy boosting food list

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
Snack Smart – Eat Fiber-Rich Carbohydrates
Keep It Smoothie – Drink Fresh Fruit Smoothies
Get A Great Starch to Your Day – Eat Starchy Vegetables

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.

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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 a Metamucil powder, 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.

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