WTAP @ 5 To Your Health Report: Energy Foods

By: Andy Rose
By: Andy Rose

If you experience a mid-day slump, you're not alone. Many people find themselves craving an afternoon pick-me-up.

In today's Health Minute, Andy Rose has some tips to boost your energy in a healthy way.

During the workday, do you often feel like your energy is zapped in the middle of the afternoon?

Registered dietitian Ellie Krieger, author of the book "So Easy" has some healthy options for people who get their snacks from vending machines.

"A lot of times people reach for sugary foods and things like that to try to boost their energy. That gives them a short-term boost in your blood sugar, but ultimately will lead you to crash."

Instead, Krieger suggests reaching for a snack with protein.
She also suggests a handful of almonds.

"Rich in protein, rich in nutrients and healthy fat. It's gonna give you sustained energy."

Or a greek-style yogurt with a piece of fruit.

"That's gonna give you protein as well as carbohydrate. It's gonna give you an immediate energy boost and also the sustenance that you need."

But she has one key message.

"The most important thing you can do to keep your energy up throughout the day is eat regular meals and snacks throughout the day."

Quick tips for all-day energy.

For Today's Health Minute, I'm Andy Rose.

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