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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Protein and Fiber-Filled Breakfast

Protein and Fiber-Filled Breakfast

The problem: Your breakfast isn’t filling and you’re hungry again by mid-morning.

Why it works: Protein and fiber are two key components to setting yourself up for success throughout the day. Fiber slows the digestion of your food, allowing your body to slowly extract sugars and nutrients over the course of the morning rather than being flooded all at once. Combined with fiber, protein requires more time and energy for your body to break it down. You feel full sooner and longer, which means you’ll eat less while maintaining high energy levels throughout the morning.

How to use it: Try a side of an egg with your oatmeal or add some blueberries to your morning bowl of yogurt.