5 Natural Energy Boosting Tricks

We’ve all been there. After coming back from lunch and taking a seat at your desk, you find that your energy is completely zapped and all you want to do is take a nap. Instead of hitting up the espresso machine or grabbing a sugar-packed energy drink, evade afternoon fatigue by integrating these 5 natural energy boosters into your meals and snacks.

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1 // Make a bowl of oatmeal. Oats provide long-lasting energy and are also a great source of calcium, iron, niacin, riboflavin, thiamin, and vitamin E. Opt for steel-cut oats, which are loaded with more fiber, and use manuka honey and chopped fruit to naturally sweeten your bowl. For even more energy, add in a handful of chia seeds, which are also loaded with protein, fiber, magnesium, and calcium.

2 // Peel an orange. Your body needs carbs to create energy and fuel brain activity. While you should avoid refined carbs (like white bread, doughnuts, and cookies) that provide energy without fiber and nutrients, the unrefined carbs in oranges keep the nutrients intact.

3 // Chop up a red bell pepper. A single pepper will provide 380% of your daily recommended intake of vitamin C! This essential vitamin assists your body in healing so it feels less fatigued, as well as boosts the immune system, cushions joints, and reduces inflammation.

4 // Indulge in dark chocolate or a cacao-filled treat. Not only does cacao contain the neurotransmitters dopamine and phenylethylamine (PEA), which will increase your energy and mental alertness, it’s also packed with fiber, sulphur, magnesium, and calcium. If you unwrap a bar of chocolate, just make sure that it contains 70% or more cacao with as little added sugar as possible. {our cacao magic blend is great for this!}

5 // Munch on pistachios to combat hunger pangs. These little nuts are dense with healthy energy and will also provide a boost of fiber and protein!

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How do you boost your energy? Tell us in the comments below!


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Sophie Jaffe is a Los Angeles-based health and wellness expert, who is certified as a raw food chef and yoga teacher. Sophie founded her company and wellness brand, Philosophie, with the goal of making it easier, more inspiring, and more delicious to attain optimal health and radiant wellness. When Sophie isn’t crafting revolutionary products from the world’s most potent superfoods, she is sharing her insights on how to live a life full of unbounded energy, bliss, and balance on the Philosophie blog and savoring every moment with her two beautiful children and loving husband.

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