Energy-Boosting Foods

Boost your energy and endurance with these natural power sources.


New studies show that nitrates in beets help blood vessels dilate, which increases oxygen delivery to working muscles.


An apple a day keeps you going, going, going. Recent data suggests that quercetin, a potent antioxidant in apples, can improve your endurance.


This whole grain is chock-full of energizing complex carbohydrates and magnesium, an essential mineral for energy metabolism.

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes have a high carbohydrate content, making it a natural energy provider for long workouts. Plus, the sweet flesh is rich in immunity-boosting Vitamin A.


Food can help your energy before and after a workout. For post-workout recovery, yogurt is stellar fuel with its optimum balance of protein and carbohydrates. Choose plain Greek yogurt for more protein and no processed sugar.


This legume is packed with iron, which has been found to be essential for athletic performance.
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