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9 energy-boosting foods
« on: September 27, 2011, 03:09:00 PM »
When your energy is low, it's tempting to give in to cravings for caffeine and sugar – anything to help get you through the day. Instead, choose foods that are rich in protein or fiber to give your body the fuel it needs to keep going. Here are ten of our favorites.

Eggs


At just 78 calories and 6 grams of protein, the egg is a protein powerhouse. And it's loaded with other nutrients as well, especially in the yolks, says Jonny Bowden, author of The 150 Most Effective Ways to Boost Your Energy. "People avoid the yolk because they're worried about cholesterol, but egg yolks contain choline, which is critical for memory."

Oatmeal


Loaded with stress-reducing B vitamins and soluble fiber, oatmeal is the perfect choice for an energy boost. Dietary fiber fills you up without weighing you down, keeps blood sugar levels in check, and helps prevent the overwhelming desire to snooze come 3 p.m. Add a few nutrient-rich berries on top, and you've got the snack of champions.

Apples


 "Not only are fiber-rich apples an excellent choice for a mid-afternoon snack, they're also disease-fighting powerhouses," says Pamela Nisevich, sports nutrition consultant at Swim, Bike, Run, Eat! What's more, apples contain boron, a mineral that helps keep you alert.

Pumpkin


Pumpkin is loaded with potassium, which helps your heart and muscles function better, says Bowden. Plus, it's packed with fiber (which helps stabilize blood sugar levels) and vitamin A (which helps keep your immune system strong enough to fight off energy-draining infections). Add canned pumpkin to rice for a quick, healthy risotto.

Salmon


How many other foods help protect your heart, boost brainpower, and make you feel happy to boot? Salmon is packed with vitamins, minerals, and omega-3 essential fatty acids which research suggests can boost your mood. Plus, it’s lower in fat and calories than most other protein sources.

Peanuts


While peanuts are high in calories, they're also more filling than other foods, and they naturally curb your calorie intake throughout the day. A study published in the International Journal of Obesity found that when people consumed 500 calories of peanuts daily for 19 weeks, their resting metabolic rate increased by 11 percent – even without added exercise.

Trail Mix


"Trail mix is quite possibly the world's perfect energy booster," says Nisevich. "It's packed with enough carbs and protein to get you up the trail or over the mountain." To avoid added sugar and fat, make your own mix with nutrient-rich dried cranberries or apricots and heart-healthy nuts like pistachios and almonds.

Lentils


These quick-cooking legumes are a great source of soluble fiber, which gives you steady, slow-burning energy while stabilizing your blood sugar.  That fiber – along with folate and magnesium – also helps protect your heart. Finally, lentils are a healthy source of iron, a nutrient you need more of when you're pregnant or lactating. Serve them with whole grains for a complete protein – meaning it contains all nine essential amino acids.

Yogurt


Yogurt boasts higher concentrations of protein, calcium, and vitamin D than milk. Plus many brands of yogurt have live active cultures, which can aid digestion. Try organic or Greek yogurt since it's less likely to be loaded with artificial ingredients, sugar, and preservatives.

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Re: 9 energy-boosting foods
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2011, 01:24:22 PM »
A nice and informative post. All of us should take lots of water, fruits and vegetables to be healthy.
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Re: 9 energy-boosting foods
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2011, 01:51:58 PM »
yes,you are right. Beauty is not only fairness..beauty means to be healthy from inside. From any beauty magazine or any beauty tips,we will hear repeatedly that vegetables,fruits & water are the key to health & beauty!
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Re: 9 energy-boosting foods
« Reply #3 on: October 11, 2011, 10:59:13 AM »
Mam you are right. Now we can say that fresh food and pure water are the root of beauty.
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Re: 9 energy-boosting foods
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2011, 11:41:57 AM »
yes,you are right :)
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Daffodil International University.