10 Foods That Boost Your Energy

February 19, 2015 11:00 AM

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High net-gain. High net-grain foods are nutrient dense and easy to digest and assimilate, so you get a higher net energy gain. Whole, plant-based foods are high net-gain, resulting in less work for your body, more energy, minimized stress and better sleep quality. You'll also feel less hungry because you're giving your body what it biologically craves: nutrients. Low-glycemic. The glycemic index is a measurement of how fast the carbohydrates in food are broken down into glucose, which directly relates to how these carbohydrates affect your blood sugar. Fiber, fat and protein all lower the GI of a food by decreasing the rate at which glucose is absorbed. Foods that have a GI of less than 55 are considered low-glycemic. High in protein. Protein helps give you energy, and it keeps you fuller for longer because it's very satiating and helps manage blood sugar. Protein-rich foods have a lower GI and take longer for you to digest, so you won’t be as hungry or lethargic in 20 minutes.

High net-gain. High net-grain foods are nutrient dense and easy to digest and assimilate, so you get a higher net energy gain. Whole, plant-based foods are high net-gain, resulting in less work for your body, more energy, minimized stress and better sleep quality. You'll also feel less hungry becaus...

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