|6 Best and Worst Foods for Energy|
|By the Editors of Health.com||Aug 23, 2013, 11:32 AM|
What you eat can help you to stay energized, or may make you fizzle out. Here, we break down the best and worst foods for maintaining high energy.
Sugar-crash alert. Doughnuts are one of the worst culprits for sapping your energy.
Like sweets, refined carbs boost blood sugar fast for quick energy. But they leave us more lethargic than ever.
Try whole-grain bread instead, it provides more fiber than white bread.
Cash in on B vitamins to fuel metabolism and cell-protecting antioxidants.
All the fiber in beans slow digestion and leave you feeling full.
Try these recipes with black beans to fuel you up.
Protein with carbs and fat gives you a sustained charge.
Try these recipes using Greek yogurt.
An energy trifecta, quinoa is fiber-rich, has healthy fats, and is a complete protein.