Want Energy But It’s Too Late For Caffeine? Eat Food With These 4 Ingredients.

We’ve all been there.  Perhaps working a longer shift, or just want an extra kick to make it through dinner and off to sleep.  But caffeine?  Many of us, myself included, are particularly sensitive to caffeine.  A cup of coffee is going to keep me awake likely another 3 hours or so.

So what are the alternatives?

1) Eat magnesium rich foods

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Magnesium helps convert sugar into energy, which is a double whammy.  Sugar left unconsumed becomes fat, so it’s good to stop that before it happens.  Spinach, almonds, black beans, pumpkin seeds, yogurt, and kefir are all rich in magnesium.

2) Eat foods with lots of omega-3s

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Omega-3 fatty acids do lots of great things for the body.  From boosting metabolism to boosting brain function, you are all set.  Salmon, tuna, mackarel, chia seeds, walnuts and cod liver oil are all fantastic sources of omega 3 fatty acids.

3) Add maca powder to your foods

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Maca is a Peruvian root, and has been recommended for helping with everything from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome to depression to increasing sexual arousal.  Maca powder goes particularly well with smoothies, shakes, juices and the like.

4) Fresh fruit

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Fresh fruit sounds simple, but it is effective.  Fresh fruit is loaded with natural sugars to give you a boost in energy.  The sugars found in fruit are generally simple sugars, meaning they can get into your bloodstream pretty quickly, but because they typically come with fiber, they will also digest more slowly.  This means grab an apple, orange, or a handful of grapes and you will get a nice sustained energy push.

Is there anything you feel we missed?  Of course, do not forget, that these are for getting you through times of the day where you are avoiding caffeine (and probably do not have decaf around the house).

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