Wake Up!

The side effects of caffeine—headaches, acid reflux and insomnia, to name a few—can be real buzzkills. Try a healthy alternative to your daily cup of joe for clean-living energy.

COLD WATER:  Drinking cold water triggers adrenaline, which gets your brain and body going faster. 

LEMON: Maximizes enzyme function to help rid your body of toxins that can make you drowsy.

GUM: Increase the flow of oxygen to the part of the brain responsible for attention. Chew for better focus.

EGGS: Loaded with B and D vitamins, eggs are also high in protein. Get energized with eggs.

GINKGO BILOBA: Increase circulation and blood flow to the brain with this Chinese remedy. 

GINGER: Eating ginger improves circulation throughout the body so you feel more energized.

EDAMAME: Dips in blood sugar can leave you feeling sluggish. These soybeans are an antidote. 

WHOLE GRAIN CEREAL: Control blood sugars by getting fiber from cereal. Helps to keep energy up.

ALMONDS/TRAIL MIX: For steady energy, nuts and dried fruit are packed with healthy fats and carbs.

KALE: The high amount of calcium in kale helps cells produce the energy that keeps you feeling alert.

VITAMIN B12: Get plenty of B vitamins for energy. Good sources  for B12 are beef, poultry and eggs.

GINSENG: Add this potent herb to tea and other drinks. It may reduce fatigue and increase energy. 

Written by | Photographed by Tobin Bennett
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