Ten Ways to Boost Your Energy Through Food

Coffee is not always the answer to all of life’s problems.

Creating and maintaining enough energy to get through the day is a problem that many Americans struggle with. I just said coffee isn’t the answer to all of life’s problems, but I’m sitting beside a cup of coffee right now. Our energy levels tend to rise and fall throughout the day, with a notable slump in the afternoon hours when we are especially susceptible to nodding off at our desks.

One of the causes of this lethargy is inflammation. When we have inflammation in our bodies, it creates more free radicals, and causes our brains to produce less energy metabolically. If you add foods to your diet that are considered anti-inflammatory, it can help circumvent this process and keep you full of natural energy all day.

The two ways you can do this are as follows: Eat more Omega-3 fatty acids, and add more polyphenols to your diet.

Here are five foods that contain high amounts of polyphenols:

Black and green tea

Apple cider vinegar


Dark Chocolate

Colorful, nonstarchy vegetables

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Here are five foods that contain Omega-3 fatty acids:




Chia seeds

Macademia nuts

Adding these ten ingredients to your diet can help increase your daily energy, and help you stop passing out at your desk every afternoon. Enjoy!

Published by karenmsutton

HSS Orthopaedic surgeon in sports medicine | Mother of 4 amazing children | Team physician for USA Women's Lacrosse | ACL injury expert

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