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A Diet for Better Energy



Proper energy is essential for anyone dealing with long hours of school and work. Unfortunately, many people exist on low quality, short term energy on days where they need sufficient energy the most. This is mainly due to the food they choose to consume, which can result in increased fatigue and lack of motivation. There is a misconception when it comes to simple carbohydrates and energy. Most people tend to think that foods and beverages high in sugar and caffeine will help keep them feel full and focused, yet this is only followed by an approximate two hour rush and then a crash! Instead, we need to eat foods with complex carbohydrates, such as whole-grain breads, beans and starchy vegetables, in order to get the long term energy we all crave. Complex carbohydrates are crucial for all day energy and appetite control because they contain fiber, which takes longer to digest compared to sugary foods. Along with fiber, protein is just as necessary for energy, specifically, protein from chicken, turkey, lentils and beans. Additionally, healthy fats, including avocados, seeds, nuts and some oils, help keep your body going. It is important to also remember to stay hydrated by getting a plentiful amount of fluids each day! It is recommended to get at least six to eight ounce glasses of water daily in order to maintain the energy we require.


By Rachel Lindstrom

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