By Lisa Kovalovich
It's 10 a.m., just a few hours past your early-morning workout and breakfast, and you're beginning to feel your energy take a nosedive. What do you need right now? No, not another cup of coffee -- you need a snack!
"Snacking keeps your metabolism revved up and is a great way to boost your energy," says Tara Gidus, RD, a spokesperson for the American Dietetic Association. But not just any old snack will do. You need a snack that's full of nutrients to power you through your between-meal stretch. Here, Gidus recommends her favorite energy-boosting snacks.
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Boost up your vitamin C for all-day energy.Fresh Bananas and Apples
Loaded with vitamin C, antioxidants, and fiber, fruit is great for times when you need a little energy boost. "It's got vitamins, minerals, and good carbs, which give you quick energy," says Gidus. Choose any fruit you like -- bananas, apples, and oranges are easy to tote along with you since they don't need refrigeration. Berries,Read More »from 11 Energy-Boosting Snacks