Fire Up Your Energy with Food

  • Topic Info:You are eating healthy, you exercise daily and get enough sleep every night but you're still so tired. Could it be your healthy diet that's ruining your energy levels?

    Think about it. Certain foods that you eat cause your blood sugar to rise rapidly then immediately fall, creating a chaotic mess of your energy levels and overall well being.

    What did you eat for breakfast today? If you skipped it because you didn't have time or didn't feel hungry you're not alone; 31 million Americans skip breakfast daily, which brutally impacts your blood sugar and energy levels.

    A great food that's easy to make and doesn't require lots of time is oatmeal. Oatmeal is full of protein, fiber and carbohydrates. If you want a little extra flavor, you can add fruit which will also give you a boost of antioxidants.

    Are there ways to continually boost your energy levels throughout the day?

    Associate Professor at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, Jen Sacheck, PhD, shares certain foods you can eat in order to boost your energy levels naturally throughout the day.

    Some Foods that Naturally Boost Energy:
    • Fruit
    • Fish
    • Chicken
    • Dark Chocolate
    • Veggies
    • Oatmeal
    • Peanut Butter
    • Turmeric
    • Apples
  • Book Title: Thinner This Year
  • Host: Melanie Cole, MS