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We’ve all suffered from low energy in the middle of the work day, but is buying coffee really the right choice? It’s costly, time consuming, and an unhealthy habit. Purchasing coffee drinks to boost energy levels is a quick fix with negative health effects.
Surveys show that the average coffee drinker that has to choose between purchasing a meal and coffee, will often get coffee over a meal. However, food is the best way to boost energy! Eating is like putting fuel into your body. The energizing effects of nutritious foods are almost instant and last much longer without a crash.
High energy snacks help fill your stomach will give you that extra kick you need to get through the rest of the day. Healthy snacks aren’t habit forming, it’s just healthy! Here are few snacks you can try, which are healthier than coffee options AND will help you save money.
BANANAS are high in potassium, which is used to help low blood sugar and fatigue by keeping energy levels high. The body specifically uses potassium to fight hypertension, which could also prevent the development of kidney disease.
MIXED NUTS are high in omega 3 fatty acids and essential nutrients that help fill the stomach, and provide fiber for the digestive track. It’s the perfect snack to help you feel full and refuel.
APPLES AND ORANGES are natural fresh fruit that contain everything your body needs. They hydrate you, they boost your immune system, and they provide energy. The natural sugar from fruits gives you a similar kick to coffee, except it’s healthier and doesn’t cause a sugar crash!
COLD PRESSED JUICE is the perfect way to get energizing nutrients into the body quickly, especially if you can’t make time to stop and eat. It also keeps you hydrated at the same time, and the body absorbs nutrients from liquid faster than solid food so you feel results instantly!