Here are 10 great foods that help boost your energy levels and metabolism!.
1) Eggs - Eggs are a great source of protein. Egg yolks are also rich in B-vitamins, which are responsible for converting food into energy.
2) Bananas - about 100 calories a piece, bananas are a great source of easy-to-digest sugar and natural electrolytes. They are also your best source of potassium which your body needs to regulate fluids and prevent muscle cramps.
3) Peanut Butter / Nut Butters - Combination of protein and healthy fats that are easy to digest and can help balance blood sugar when paired with carbs to sustain the carbs over a longer period of time.
4) Quinona - has almost twice as much protein, as other grains, and contains all nine essential amino acids your body needs to build lean muscle and recover from tough workouts.
5) Water- is a great performance enhancer. Dehydration kicks in much sooner and than starvation. Without water your body can not metabolize the food we eat into fuel.
6) Oily Fish - like salmon, mackerel, and trout, are good sources of lean protein and omega-3 fatty acids, which help reduce inflammation that can hamper athletic performance.
7) Watery Fruits - (watermelon, cantaloupe, honeydew) Are an excellent source of energy. Diets rich in fruits provide the required nutrients to the body and keep the body hydrated. Watery Fruits improve blood circulation, boost immune system, improve digestive system.
8) Chocolate Milk (low fat) - Great for recovery after a tough workout. Good combination of carbs and proteins. The caffeine in the chocolate relaxes blood vessels and allows for oxygen-rich blood to reach your muscles more quickly.
9) Berries - Antioxidants such as vitamins A, C, and E help protect against oxidative stress and free radicals that form in the body during strenuous physical activity, and berries are one of the best sources.
10) Beans - (all varieties) Good source of low calorie protein with the added benefit of fiber. Fiber helps to keep you feeling fuller longer, and going to the bathroom more regularly.