You do not need to buy energy drinks from the convenience store to make you more energetic. There is so many energy-boosting food that you can buy or make out of items from the supermarket’s counters.

Here are just some of them:

Lemon Water

What makes lemon water different from regular water is the fact that adding lemon packs water with electrolytes, which are essential in the cells’ production of energy. Even just water alone is already a mood booster. How much more if you add lemon?

Nuts

Most nuts have high magnesium content, which helps in the conversion of sugar particles into energy. They are also rich in protein and fibers which keep you full and regulate your blood sugar respectively. Brazil nut, for example, is rich in selenium, known for its mood boosting properties. Almonds are also known for preventing overeating. Other nuts, meanwhile, hold a considerable amount of magnesium.

Dark Chocolate

You might start eating dark chocolate as your post-lunch dessert as it contains theobromine, a natural stimulant that imitates the effects of caffeine on the mood and energy without the harmful effects. It also has just a little bit of caffeine, enough to energize you but not enough to affect your health.

Sauerkraut

Sauerkraut is not only good for serving along with bratwurst, it is also easily digestible which means that you are left with energy that was supposed to be used to break down food. If you prefer something more spicy, kimchi, the national food of Korea made from fermented cabbage, is an alternative.

Tea

Various research groups have said that tea improves the memory, reaction time and alertness.

According to studies, the tea that gives the most energy boost is the black tea, arguably the most popular variety. You might want to try the two most popular blends: the English Breakfast or the Earl Gray.

Black tea, however, has the most caffeine content. So if you are trying to lessen your caffeine intake, you might want to try green tea or white tea. Oolong tea is also an option.

Fresh Fruit

Fruits contain natural sugar that would help stabilize the glucose levels in your blood. Pineapples are also known for containing iodine that slows down how fast the body is consuming energy. Strawberries, on the other hand, have so much vitamin C, which will help in turning fat into energy, while blueberries have nutrients that help you focus on your tasks.

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