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You’re an entrepreneur. While you’ve fulfilled your life-long dream of becoming your own boss, that does necessarily mean you have a team of subordinates to help you do daily tasks such as answering the phone, doing payroll and taking care of inventory. In other words, the probability that you play boss as well as receptionist, bookkeeper, mail carrier and even custodian are high. No wonder you’re tired mid day! But in order to tackle all of your duties as well as rock all of your meetings with clients and investors you need to be alert and awake throughout the entire day. While caffeinated beverages can be a temporary fix, they’re not the best choice: Coffee for example can actually dehydrate you and make you even more sluggish than before. That said, it’s best to get your boost of energy through natural snacks. To learn 4 foods that are best at helping you overcome your mid-day or morning slump, continue reading below.
Apples are high inthiamine and riboflavin, two vitamins that work together to convert food into energy. Since apples are one of the most easily digestible fruits available, this means that your body is able to process the vitamins at a quicker pace and you get your boost of energy much faster. The best part? You don’t experience any sluggish after effects like with sugary sweets and some energy drinks. Apples are also a good source of potassium which helps promote a healthy electrical system of the heart which in turn also helps keep your energy levels up.
2. Red Bell Peppers
While chips are the typical go-to snack they’re loaded with calories and don’t do much to help boost energy levels. In fact, they can have the complete reverse effect and make you even more tired. To get the same crisp “crunch” via a healthier and naturally sweet alternative, grab some red bell pepper slices instead. Bell peppers, particularly the red ones, are loaded with vitamin C. Vitamin C is needed in our bodies so that we can more easily absorb iron which helps keep our energy levels at an all-time high. While oranges are typically associated with vitamin C, eating only 5 strips of red bell pepper can actually give you more vitamin c than a whole orange. If you don’t like eating them plain you can try dipping them in some hummus, peanut butter or salsa.
These low calories balls of wonder contain tons of niacin, which similar tothiamine and riboflavin, help the body convert food into energy at a much quicker rate. Blueberries are also full of antioxidants and help boost your immunity, which means they can help fight the common cold—a real energy sucker.
While water technically isn’t a food (it’s a beverage) it’s one of the best ways to get your energy levels up. In fact, if you’re thirsty this is a clear indicator that your energy levels are being depleted. So don’t drink until water until you experience thirst—you should be drinking water all day long, about 6 to 8 glasses a day. As a bonus, taking more frequent trips to the restroom to give your bladder some relief will help you stay awake and more alert as well. To get more nutrients add some lemon juice in your water for the extra vitamin C or try a glass of coconut water. While coconut water can be an acquired taste for some, it’s full of electrolytes which help restore energy levels.
Byline:- This is a guest post by Eliza Morgan who is a full time blogger. She specializes in writing about business credit cards. You can reach her at: elizamorgan856 at gmail dot com.