18 Best Foods for Energy to Help You Recharge Naturally

Feel refreshed all day long with these easy ways to ramp up your energy levels.

18 Best Foods for Energy to Help You Recharge Naturally

There are so many things that can lead to feeling sluggish the next day. If your mind was racing all night, or you have a lot on your plate as soon as you wake up, you could spend the rest of the day feeling off. Even if you got a full night's rest, there could be another reason why you can't focus throughout the day. Either way, your body is trying to tell you something when you spend your day dreaming about the next time you'll see your bed. This guide not only teaches you the best foods for energy, but could help you pinpoint exactly why you're feeling the way that you do.

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Cocoa

Cocoa

The problem: You’re looking for more variety in your energizing morning drink routine.

Why it works: The cocoa bean is packed with nutrients and vitamins and packs its own low-level caffeine punch.

How to use it: The key to reaping the health benefits of cocoa is to find a pure cocoa powder without any added sugars or flavors. Make your own morning or afternoon hot chocolate with almond milk, honey and a touch of vanilla essence. If you’re going for a sliver of chocolate, make sure it’s as dark as possible with less sugar.