“Yogurt is a great source of high-quality protein to fill you up and provide basic energy for the brain, says Zied.” The best part about this food is it pairs well with pretty much everything. Add some granola, nuts, or fruit to amp up its flavor.
Saving the best for last! Dark chocolate (look for bars that are at least 70 percent cacao and above) contain caffeine to give you a natural energy lift. Bonus: “Dark chocolate is loaded with flavonoids, which are believed to benefit skin appearance by increasing blood flow to the skin,” says Dulan. So you’ll feel and look more awake.