18 Best Foods for Energy to Help You Recharge Naturally

Feel refreshed all day long with these easy ways to ramp up your energy levels.

18 Best Foods for Energy to Help You Recharge Naturally

There are so many things that can lead to feeling sluggish the next day. If your mind was racing all night, or you have a lot on your plate as soon as you wake up, you could spend the rest of the day feeling off. Even if you got a full night's rest, there could be another reason why you can't focus throughout the day. Either way, your body is trying to tell you something when you spend your day dreaming about the next time you'll see your bed. This guide not only teaches you the best foods for energy, but could help you pinpoint exactly why you're feeling the way that you do.

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Oat Straw Extract

The problem: The clock shows it's past your bedtime, but your mind won't stop racing. If your worries or to-do lists keep you up, or if you don't wake up feeling refreshed, it's hard not to give into the lure of energy drinks the next day. The problem with most energy drinks is the combination of caffeine and sugar are guaranteed to make you crash.
Why it works: Oat straw extract is an all-natural energy booster with no sugar or caffeine, which means no midday crash. Researchers have found oat straw may expand the arteries in your brain so more blood pumps through it, revving brain function.
How to use it: The extract is subtle, so you won't even taste it. Try two teaspoons in your coffee or juice in the morning.