You’ve had a long day, but it’s not over yet, so what do you do? Typically, most people would reach for a cup of coffee or tea, filling themselves with caffeine for that quick jolt to pull them out of their slump, but there is a better way. Your nutritional coach or nutritional counselor can teach you how to use your nutrition for an all-natural energy boost, and one that doesn’t come with the jitters or crash these more common options are known for. Using nutrition for an all-natural energy boost gives you a lasting and “feel good” type of energy that won’t keep you up all night.
 
If you’re looking for a quick snack or something you can have on the go, almonds can be kept in a car, in a handbag, or at your desk, and they pack a huge energy punch. Almonds contain both magnesium and B vitamins, which help the body to convert food into energy naturally, while also boosting your metabolism. Just one single serving of almonds is around 20 nuts and can be enough to give you noticeable lasting energy without throwing your caloric intake off track.
 
For beating that lunchtime energy drop, peanut butter is an excellent option. While peanut butter is a bit higher in calories, that of the natural sort only requires a small amount to feel real benefits. It contains fiber, protein, and healthy fats, so you’ll feel fuller longer while your body breaks down the natural energy contained inside. Peanut butter can be spread on apples, whole grain toast, or celery to give you a wholesome lunch that keeps you feeling full and keeps that afternoon slump at bay.
 
Keep the healthy energy going through dinner and into the evening by cooking up a fresh filet of salmon. Salmon is incredibly rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which has been shown to improve memory, brain function, mood, and energy levels. For heart-healthy energy, there is no better choice than salmon, as it can help to lower blood pressure and cholesterol with the same proteins that keep you fueled and full.
 
Lastly, the most important meal of the day. The morning is typically when you’ll be feeling the need for energy the most, and oatmeal is a breakfast choice that gives you just that. Oatmeal is full of healthy carbohydrates, but also fiber, so it digests slowly to evenly distribute energy to your body throughout the day. The high fiber content also helps to keep you feeling full, so you will find yourself satisfied until lunch.
 
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