5 Simple Swaps That’ll Boost Your Energy

Energizing eats: Trade in your standard candy bar or chips for roasted chickpeas, edamame, sunflower seeds, or chocolate-covered espresso beans

The candy bar is a sugar avalanche. All of that sugar is digested quickly which gives you a short-lived energy surge followed by a crash soon after. While the chips don’t have added sugar, they’re made from the type of starch that is readily converted into sugar by the body very quickly. However, roasted chickpeas, edamame, and sunflower seeds all provide protein and fiber, two nutrients that take longer to digest, providing more sustainable energy instead of just a quick burst. And the espresso beans…these have a nice hit of caffeine for a boost.