Having balanced snacks between meals can prevent dips in your blood sugar level that may leave you in episodes of fatigue and lethargy. Why not let that snack be edamame? These remarkable soybeans may be small in size, but they pack up plenty of fiber, fat, complex carbs and, most of all, proteins with a reasonably low calorie count. In addition, they are rich in B-vitamins, magnesium, phosphorus, and copper, nutrients playing major roles in converting food into energy. They’re an all-in-one package – exactly how they look.
Here comes the obvious but probably most unexpected member on the list: Coffee. As has always been discussed, caffeine is the most popular element to start-off your day – to bring out the better side of you. Why though? Adenosine is a component in our nervous system that functions to induce drowsiness; caffeine cuts off the action of adenosine upon its receptor, preventing that result. Caffeine has been shown to improve performance during exercise, suggesting that coffee may be an ideal pre-workout beverage.