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30 Best Foods for All-Day Energy

Eat This, Not That! Logo By © Provided by Eat This, Not That! of Eat This, Not That! | Slide 1 of 30: <p>By Christina Stiehl</p><p>Avoid that afternoon slump with these energy-boosting superfoods.</p><p>"I'm always so tired," a co-worker said yesterday, with a yawn. "Even after eight hours of sleep." She reached for a donut. And I reached for her hand.</p><p>Wanda needed a wake-up call.</p><p>If you can barely keep your eyes open during the work day or have a tough time making it through that dreaded afternoon slump, it might me time to rethink your diet. Instead of popping open a sugary, belly-fattening energy drink or pouring yet another cup of coffee, load up on these nutrient-rich, energy-sustaining foods to keep you going all day long.</p><p>Foods rich in complex carbs and protein are the best picks for all-day energy, according to the registered dietitians and nutrition experts we talked to. The goal is to keep your blood sugar stable and avoid those drastic spikes and dips that will leave you feeling starving and sluggish. So stock up on these powerful foods, and keep your energy up from breakfast through dessert. To keep up your energy levels and burn fat, check out <a href="http://www.eatthis.com/best-ways-to-speed-up-your-metabolism">The 55 Best Ways to Boost Your Metabolism</a>.</p>

30 Best Foods for All-Day Energy

Avoid that afternoon slump with these energy-boosting superfoods.

If you can barely keep your eyes open during the work day or have a tough time making it through that dreaded afternoon slump, it might me time to rethink your diet. Instead of popping open a sugary, belly-fattening energy drink or pouring yet another cup of coffee, load up on these nutrient-rich, energy-sustaining foods to keep you going all day long.

Foods rich in complex carbs and protein are the best picks for all-day energy, according to the registered dietitians and nutrition experts we talked to. The goal is to keep your blood sugar stable and avoid those drastic spikes and dips that will leave you feeling starving and sluggish. So stock up on these powerful foods, and keep your energy up from breakfast through dessert. 

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