When the sleepy monster comes calling in the middle of the day, what’s your go-to plan of attack? An energy drink? Pump the brakes, dude. Energy drinks are chock-full of sugar and weird, hard-to-pronounce chemicals. Ick! Next time you’re feeling sluggish or that afternoon slump has you nodding off like a hungry chicken, reach for one of these instead. Psst! Number 6 will make you do the happy dance!
#1: Whole Eggs
Sure you love your egg whites, but don’t forget to throw in a whole egg from time to time. Egg yolks are rich in B vitamins, which help convert food into energy. Hardboiled eggs are a fantastic source of protein that provide long-lasting energy. Bonus: eggs also help repair muscle after an intense workout so you can be back at in the gym the following day.
Noshing on celery is a brilliant way to boost energy while conserving calories (Hello! Only 6 calories per stalk!). Packed with fiber and vitamins B and C, celery also helps to balance potassium and sodium levels. Snack on celery with hummus or peanut butter to enjoy even greater energy boosts. Bonus for men: Celery can help boost testosterone, too!