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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Watch: Chris Kilham Shares His Favorite Energy Boosters

Yerba Mate

The problem: You’re looking for a replacement for your morning cup of joe.

Why it works: This traditional South American tea ranks higher on the caffeine list than most of the teas currently consumed in the U.S. It comes in just under coffee’s levels and above most sodas. While most coffee lovers won’t feel the kick from green tea, yerba mate will pack enough of a caffeine punch that it could replace coffee. The tea is also high in nutrients.

How to use it: Have one cup every day or every other day to reap the energy benefits.

Exactly How to De-Escalate Aggression From a Stranger

Follow security Expert Bill Staton's important advice to keep yourself safe.

Have you ever had a tense interaction with a stranger in public? Perhaps your shopping carts accidentally knocked into each other or there was a misunderstanding in communication and the other person gets angry. You may wonder how you can de-escalate the aggression and exit the situation safely. So security expert Bill Stanton has your go-to advice for staying alert and protecting yourself in the face of verbal aggression and physical attacks.

THE INITIAL INTERACTION

Bill Stanton: "It always starts with something small, like someone being too close to you, or even more common, you get bumped by a shopping cart. You want to look at their eyes first -it may reveal emotional changes. But you can't rely on just that. Look at what their trunk is doing; a person's torso will reveal their intent. Body language like raising hands, heightened expression, tense shoulders — these are natural responses to a person who is feeling threatened and will escalate. They may begin to zero in on the space between you and them, and their voice will get louder and louder. You want to read this before it gets further and becomes explosive."

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