One of the most frequently asked questions to nutritionists across the globe is “what can I eat to boost my energy levels?”. If you too are in search of energy boosting foods that aren’t full of sugar or stimulants than look no further, Hip and Healthy has done the hard work for you with our definitive guide to great tasting, energy-boosting foods that will have you jumping out of bed, paying attention at work and even get you in to the gym. Listen up…

1. Eggs

A great source of protein, an egg won’t just give you more energy but have them for breakfast and you’ll stay full through to lunch.

2. Almonds

Loaded with protein, rich in folic acid, vitamin B12 and magnesium (which help convert food into energy), almonds are a quick and easy way to make you feel alert.

3. Oats

Oats’ fuel is released slowly making sure that you don’t nod off during your morning meeting.

4. Bananas

Another slow-releasing gem, bananas are a great source of carbohydrates and are easily digestible making them a perfect pre

5. Reishi Mushroom

Known for its healing properties, Reishi also helps maintain normal levels of energy-giving adrenal hormones.

6. Lentils

Great source of protein, low-GI and full of fibre, lentils make a good base for an energy rich lunch.

7. Garlic

Due to its immune-boosting properties and insulin content that helps you absorb iron into the blood, garlic is a fantastic health tonic that keeps you revved up all day.

8. Lean meats

Low levels of iron can make you tired, so keep yours up with lean meats such as fillet steaks.

9. Kale

We’ve heard a lot about this green giant’s health benefits lately and here’s another one to add to the list; Packed with vitamins A, C & K as well as iron and magnesium add Kale to your morning smoothie to get you ready for the day.

10. Seeds

By regulating sugar levels, seeds will help prevent peaks and troffs in your energy levels that things like sweets encourage.

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