10 Best Natural Energy-Boosting Foods

APPLES

With its high abundance of vitamins and minerals, an apple is basically the poster child for healthy food. It’s also made up of simple carbohydrates, which can offer a quick burst of fuel.

ORANGES

Oranges contain high levels of vitamin C, which can make you less tired two hours after intake. For more smart snacks, try these 40 Healthy Snack Ideas to Keep You Slim.

YOGURT

“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.

DARK CHOCOLATE

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.

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