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Foods that boost your energy - Tips from your local Cloverdale Realtors

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Blog by Bettina Reid Personal Real Estate Corporation | March 18th, 2015

      1. Many people order an espresso or reach for an energy drink when they need a boost. However, there are other foods that can give you a similar increase in energy and are, arguably, a lot healthier. Here are a few examples:

        • Coconut oil. It contains high quantities of medium chain fats, which are a quick source of energy. Click on the following link for some great uses for Coconut Oil101 Uses for Coconut Oil  Although be careful as Coconut and other oils can go bad here is a great article written by David Lewis creator of Kitchen Ambition. Does Coconut Oil go bad

        • Honey. It tastes sweet because it's a natural form of sugar. As we all know, sugar gives you a quick boost. 

        • Iron containing foods. Lack of iron in your diet can leave you feeling sluggish. Adding more beans, spinach, and lentils to your diet – perhaps in salads – can help boost your iron levels. 

        • Nuts. Almonds, cashews and other nutrient-rich nuts are the ideal quick snack for an energy boost. 

        • Dark chocolate. It’s great news for chocolate lovers, but keep the portions small.

          Finally, not drinking enough water can also rob you of energy. In fact, water may be the best energy-boosting "food" of them all.