What You Can Eat To Stay Alert and Energetic

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CoffeeGrapefruitWe all know that we eat so that we can have energy to function, but not everything we eat is guaranteed to do the job. Some foods will actually have the opposite effect than giving you energy. Sometimes eating too much candy or sugary foods can cause you to have a sugar crash or even feel like taking a nap.

If you want to know what to eat to give you a “pick me up” you should consider some typical morning and breakfast foods. There is a reason why many of us  start our day with a nice cup of coffee.

 Coffee
Caffeine and its most popular delivery system, coffee, is an obvious pick-me-up. While we don’t recommend drinking it in the late afternoon, when it can interfere with bedtime, a cup of joe can certainly help with alertness and focus.

And longterm studies show that java is a good thing for overall health, reducing risk of dementia,heart failure and even some cancers.

Dark Chocolate
We’re talking really dark here. If you’re eating chocolate for energy, you want the highest cacao concentration possible. That’s because cacao has nutrients that fight stress and boost energy and focus. And dark chocolate has a kick of caffeine, helping to boost energy levels quickly.

Citrus Fruit
Chock full of immune-boosting Vitamin C, these fruits help enhance energy and improve alertness just from their scent, according to Marie Claire.

 Water
We believe in the power of drinking water for many reasons, but energy is chief among them. If you’re feeling sluggish, it could be from dehydration, which counts fatigue as a common symptom. So a good first step in the fight for greater wakefulness is to drink some H20.

 Bran Cereal
Thanks to a healthy dose of B-complex vitamins and complex carbohydrates with the sustaining effect of fiber, bran cereal is a food for lasting energy.

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