4 Natural Foods That Will Help You Have More Energy, According To A Nutritionist

June 16, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
shefinds | Food

Eating a healthy diet is one of the best ways to keep your body energized. After all, these natural foods are filled with the essential vitamins and nutrients that are responsible for helping your body function.

“It’s important to incorporate fruits, vegetables, and proteins that are high in fiber as they’ll help you stay fuller longer,” explains New York-based nutritionist Regina Fazzini. “When it comes to carbs, you want to make sure that they’re not refined or processed. Instead, opt for whole grains because they are slowly absorbed into the body and help prevent your blood sugar from spiking.”

So, the next time you’re in a slump and feel like you need a cup of coffee to get going, try reaching for one of these natural foods instead:

apples and peanut butter on a plate



Apples make for a great energy-boosting snack because they're an excellent source of carbs and fiber. "They're loaded with natural sugars and antioxidants, which allows them to be released as slow and sustained energy and help slow down the digestion of carbohydrates to release energy over a greater period of time," Fazzini says. 

bunch of bananas



Bananas act as a source of carbohydrates, potassium and vitamin B6 for the body to boost energy levels. Healthline notes that bananas have been proven to act as efficiently as a carbohydrate drink for improving the endurance of athletes, which was determined after a study. 




Hummus isn't a food per se, but it makes for a great boost in energy when snack time comes around. The chickpeas in hummus are a good source of complex carbs and fiber, which the body uses for steady energy. Plus, the sesame seed paste and oil that's needed to make it also help slow down the absorption of carbs, preventing spikes in your blood sugar. 

assorted nuts in a bowl on a table



Nuts are packed with a variety of nutrients that promote energy. Almonds, walnuts, and cashews are among some of the healthiest nuts and offer an abundance of proteins, carbs, and healthy fats to provide you with a slow release of energy throughout the day for a sustained energy boost. 


Photos: Shutterstock 

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...

From Our Partners

Learn more about RevenueStripe...


5 Anti-Inflammatory Drinks You Should Try This Week To Burn Stubborn Belly Fat

July 17, 2018 by Lisa Fogarty
5 Anti-Inflammatory Drinks For Belly Fat


5 Carbs You Can Eat All You Want Without Gaining Weight, According To Nutritionists

July 14, 2018 by Lisa Fogarty
This is the best news ever!


5 Detox Smoothies That Are Actually Good For You

July 13, 2018 by Lisa Fogarty
Your body will thank you!


The One Anti-Inflammatory Carb You Should Eat Right After You Wake Up For A Better Day

July 12, 2018 by Lisa Fogarty
The Best Anti-Inflammatory Carb For Breakfast


6 Healthy Anti-Inflammatory Crockpot Recipes For When You Don't Want To Cook

July 11, 2018 by Lisa Fogarty
They're SO easy to make!


5 Foods That Will Help You Shed 5 Pounds This Month

July 11, 2018 by Alonna Travin
Eat more, lose more!


The One Smoothie You Should Have Right After You Wake Up For A Better Day

July 9, 2018 by Lisa Fogarty
It tastes good & is good for you!


4 Healthy Ice Cream Brands You Should Try For A Sweeter Day

July 8, 2018 by Lisa Fogarty


6 Super Easy Dinner Ideas That Will Actually Fill You Up

July 7, 2018 by Emily Belfiore
For when you literally can't even


The One Food Everyone Should Eat In The Morning For A Better Day

July 7, 2018 by Lisa Fogarty
Sounds good to us!


4 Foods That Will Help You Relax When You're Feeling Anxious

July 6, 2018 by Lisa Fogarty
Take 4 breaths and try these healthy foods!


The One Food You Should Have Right Before Bed Every Night For Snoring

July 6, 2018 by Lisa Fogarty
This is a game-changer!