5 energy-boosting superfoods

Superfoods contain antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins. They tend to provide protein, fiber, and healthy fats.

A PLoS One study compared a banana to a carbohydrate sports drink for long-distance bikers. The banana gave riders as much performance and endurance fuel as the drink, according to researchers.

Chia seeds are superfoods due of their nutritional richness. Harvard Health says chia seeds provide calcium, fiber, protein, zinc, phosphorus, and omega-3 fatty acids. 

They are a complete protein with all nine essential amino acids, which the body cannot produce. Chia seeds provide natural energy due to their nutritious richness.

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Eggs do not induce “surges in blood sugar and insulin,” because their protein provides continuous energy.

The unique complementary relationship between the EAA (essential amino acid) leucine and glucose utilization by muscle suggests that a diet rich in leucine would benefit men and women

Healthline recommends goji and other berries for a sweet snack without an energy crash due to their natural sugars.

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