Simple Food Swaps to Get Your Energy Up! with Dr. Taz
Replace energy drainers with energy savers! Is your gas tank on low? That might be because you are eating energy zapping foods! Make these simple swaps to refuel your tank to make you feel more energized!
Simple Swaps for More Energy
Swap coffee for a green smoothie: To beat that afternoon slump, don’t reach for coffee to keep going – indulge in an afternoon green smoothie to keep your energy charged and metabolism revving. This will help to avoid the dreaded caffeine crash.
Swap granola bar for almonds: Many granola bars are loaded with sugar, which is a huge energy sucker. Almonds are a great go to snack for a quick satisfying pick me up to give you a boost of energy. They are full of protein, fiber, and heart-healthy fats to keep you satisfied along with minerals and vitamins such as manganese, copper, riboflavin, and magnesium to help support energy production.
Swap beer for champagne – The carbs in beer can make you exhausted, instead switch to champagne to prevent feeling fatigued.
Swap popcorn for energy balls– – The combo of carbs and salt is an instant energy zapper. I created a great protein packed snack with chia seeds, oats and almond butter that will rev up your energy tank and help you power through the date.
Swap cheese for nutritional yeast – instead of putting cheese on salad, which is filled with salt, get a quick energy boost by sprinkling this on your salads or smoothies- high in b vitamins, a great hack to beat the energy slump.