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Fire Up Your Energy Levels With Food

February 17, 20149 min
You're tired ALL the time but don't know why. Can your food choice be to blame?You are eating healthy, you exercise daily and get enough sleep every night but you're still so tired. Is it your healthy diet that's ruining your energy levels?Think about it. Certain foods that you eat cause your blood sugars to rise rapidly then immediately fall, causing a chaotic mess of how you feel and your energy levels.What did you eat for breakfast today? If you skipped because you didn't have time or didn't feel hungry you're not alone. 31 million Americans skip breakfast daily, which brutally impacts your blood sugar and energy levels.A great food that's easy to make and doesn't require lots of time is oatmeal. Oatmeal is full of protein, fiber and carbohydrates. If you want a little extra flavor, you can add fruit that can give you a boost of antioxidants.Are there ways to continually boost your energy levels throughout the day?Associate Professor at the Friedman School of Nutition Science and Policy at Tufts University, Jen Sacheck, PhD shares what certain foods you can eat in order to boost your energy levels naturally throughout the day.Some Foods That Naturally Boost Energy:

Dark Chocolate
Peanut Butter

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