Easy Foods for Gaining a Quick Burst of Energy
By Genevieve Cunningham
The food that we put in our bodies is our fuel. It’s the fuel that we need to function and thrive in life, and depending on our specific need, the fuel might be different. If we’re running a marathon, we may need a different form of fuel than when running a sprint. If we’re working outdoors in the heat, our fuel will likely be different than when we’re working in an office. It’s our job to know which form of fuel is right for the occasion. If you’re looking for foods that can give you a quick burst of energy for a task, take a look at these easy options.
Fruit, and especially fruit juice, contains natural sugars. When consumed, these sugars give the body a boost of energy. Because drinking delivers the contents of the food quite quickly and efficiently, this provides energy in a pinch. Anytime that you need a rise in blood sugar or a quick boost in energy RIGHT NOW, drinking a bit of fruit juice is a great start.
Peanut butter is a good choice for filling your body with protein, healthy fats, and a burst of quick energy! Many people use this just before a race or competition, as it really works well for anything requiring a quick demand. Peanut butter is also incredibly versatile. Throw it on some crackers, spread it on some bread, or eat it with a spoon. It’s easy, delicious, and an excellent way to gain energy when you need it.
Though juice might work a little more quickly, consuming raw fruit is also a great way to gain energy. Why? It’s because of the natural sugars and carbs that can be found in many fruits. Many people like this option because the options are so vast, and also because it’s so tasty. Strawberries, blueberries, apples, oranges, pineapple … the options are almost endless, and they can certainly be altered to meet your specific needs. Just take your pick and enjoy the flavor as well as the energy.
Sometimes we just need a little energy, and we need it immediately. If you find yourself in need, choose from these foods and enjoy. You might find that a quick burst of energy, flavor, and health are soon to follow.
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