Sure, pretty much anything you eat will give you some energy, as long as it has calories. But just as with your car, you could be filling your tank with high-octane gas or low-grade junk fuel. Get the best performance out of your body by adding these energy-enhancing superfoods to your diet.
With 7 grams of carbohydrates and 18 grams of protein in a 6-ounce container, Greek yogurt offers one of the most impressive blends of those nutrients in a portable portion. The carbs provide a short-term boost to get you going, while the high protein content—nearly double that of regular yogurt—offers long-lasting energy (protein takes longer to digest than carbs do). Plus, Greek yogurt is a good source of calcium, potassium and vitamin B-12, all of which indirectly enhance energy by helping to regulate fluid balance (becoming dehydrated can drain your energy) and organ function in your body.