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10 Energy Boosting Foods to Enhance Performance

Your energy-filled menu.

With all the amazingly varied options of what to do with the time we’ve got at our disposal today, it is very common to find ourselves running and jumping constantly from one place to the other, and one activity to the next during the course of a single day, and having a blast at it.

Yet, be it for work or leisure, we can exhaust ourselves quite easily if we perform at insanely high levels like this constantly and don’t have the energy to back it up. We usually have a less than ideal diet we are accustomed to indulging in every day that, while appealing to us, leaves much to be desired to our bodies in terms of  energy.

By incorporating high energy foods into your meals not only will you be supercharged to meet the requirements of your energy-intensive lifestyle without draining yourself out halfway through, but you’ll also more than likely shed a few pounds by partying hard and playing hard. Check them out.

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What are the best foods to boost energy?

Eggs

This recommendation came from Dr. John Gilmer from Active Iron, you can find out more about Dr. John Gilmer here, or read more about their recommendation of Eggs below.
A single egg has just 70 calories, but boasts six grams of protein. It also provides more nutrient dense calories than many other foods, which helps it satisfy hunger, and boost energy.

Chicken

This recommendation came from Dr. John Gilmer from Active Iron, you can find out more about Dr. John Gilmer here, or read more about their recommendation of Chicken below.
Chicken is a very popular protein source because of its lean nature and ability to hold energy levels steady for hours.

Beans

This recommendation came from Dr. John Gilmer from Active Iron, you can find out more about Dr. John Gilmer here, or read more about their recommendation of Beans below.
Beans are also a great go-to energy booster because of their protein and fiber that keeps energy sustained over time.

Walnuts

This recommendation came from Dr. John Gilmer from Active Iron, you can find out more about Dr. John Gilmer here, or read more about their recommendation of Walnuts below.
Walnuts are the champions of the energy boosting nut club. While they are high in calories, they are also high in alpha-Linolenic acid—an omega 3 that your body uses for energy.

Coffee

This recommendation came from Dr. John Gilmer from Active Iron, you can find out more about Dr. John Gilmer here, or read more about their recommendation of Coffee below.
It’s the go-to energy booster, which is fine as long as you don’t overdo it, or use it too late, which may end up causing unwanted sleep problems.

Banana

This recommendation came from Mary Ellen Valverde from VNutrition & Wellness, you can find out more about Mary Ellen Valverde here, or read more about their recommendation of Banana below.
Bananas are an excellent source of carbohydrates (glucose, fructose, and sucrose) which fuel the body. They also contain potassium which helps to regulate muscle contractions and reduce fatigue.

Dry Fruits

This recommendation came from Dr. Sunil Sekhri from iCliniq, you can find out more about Dr. Sunil Sekhri here, or read more about their recommendation of Dry Fruits below.
Dry fruits as they are energy dense food. Fresh fruits full of energy and anti oxidants. Sugar based drinks high in calories. Fresh fruit juices full of energy and vitamins and minerals.

Acai Food bowl

This recommendation came from Charlotte Ang from Orbital Systems Equipment, you can find out more about Charlotte Ang here, or read more about their recommendation of Acai Food bowl below.
The Acai food bowl is made of Acai berries, which grows wild atop palm trees native to the Amazon rainforest. With a perfect taste of wild berries and dark chocolate, Acai is well known for its nutritional goodness with high concentrations of antioxidants, omegas 3, 6 and 9, is high in fibre and extremely low in sugar. Consuming Acai helps to boost energy levels due to its nutritional components. There are other benefits such as preventing heart disease, cancer, overall inflammation delays signs of aging.

Honey

This recommendation came from Dave Santander. Read more about his recommendation of Honey below.
Honey is packed with vitamins minerals and enzymes that make the absorption of food more efficixient and give an energy boost but just from the sugar content. Also anti bacterial and benefits the gut for long term energy production. A teaspoon to s tablespoon does the trick with no crash. Try it!

Avocados

This recommendation came from Jason Priest from Dad Bod Health, you can find out more about Jason Priest here, or read more about their recommendation of Avocados below.
Avocados are loaded with healthy fats which help with the absorption of nutrients. These healthy fats can also be stored in the body and used as energy. They are also high in fiber which can help maintain steady energy levels. Avocados are also a solid source of B vitamins which are required for energy production. This only scratches the surface of all the benefits of the almighty avocado.

Who contributed to this article?

Dr. John Gilmer from Active Iron

Mary Ellen Valverde from VNutrition & Wellness

Dr. Sunil Sekhri from iCliniq

Charlotte Ang from Orbital Systems Equipment

Dave Santander

Jason Priest from Dad Bod Health

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