7 Energy-Boosting

Foods That’ll Perk You

Up Better Than a Cup of Coffee

With regular technology pings, a demanding workplace, an ambitious workout regimen, and a packed social calendar, it's no wonder you're tired every morning and inclined to hit snooze. 

Their fat helps boost nutritional absorption, and their fiber decreases blood sugar after a meal or snack, supporting sustained energy. 

1) Avocados

Dietitian Stacie Hassing says people commonly reach for caffeine and sugar when fatigued, but neither provides consistent energy.

2) Green leafy vegetables

"Don't avoid carbs!" They break down fastest in our system, says Taub-Dix. Choose whole grain, fiber-rich carbs over white flour and sugar.

3) Sweet potatoes

"Peel" These pre-workout bars are packed with carbs, potassium, and minerals.

4) Bananas

Skip the sour candies and choose chocolate to bounce back from the 3 p.m. slump. “Sugar can zap energy.

5) Dark chocolate

Eating well, sleeping enough, and moving sufficiently boost stamina. Don't forget to drink.

6) Water

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