Avocado, beans and brown rice are not just trendy options for brekkie, they’ll set you up for a stable day. And why not crunch rather than munch your way through the 3pm snack attack with pistachios and carrots?
Dense with energy, avos contain healthy fats as well as beneficial nutrients such as vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K and B vitamins like B5, B6 and folic acid.
For energy on the run, grab a handful – it’s one of the better options with a heart-healthy fatty acid content as well as dietary fibre and antioxidants.
Although brown rice has about the same carbs as white rice, it has basically double the fibre, meaning it will give you the slow burn you want to keep your energy levels up.
Red kidney beans
Legumes such as beans are a go-to source of iron, which plays a crucial role in transport of oxygen in the blood, essential for high energy.
This crunchy veg is filled with goodness, but it’s the high level of soluble fibre that helps slow the absorption of sugar and so helps prevent spikes.
SMART TIP: Still feeling tired? Eating regularly will help to maintain your energy levels throughout the day. Try six mini-meals instead of three big ones.