Infuse Issue 6 December 2018 | Page 13

5 Top Food Tips to Boost Energy: courtesy of Hay House publishing Purple Grapes - Purple grapes are a super source of resveratrol, a plant compound that has been found to help combat exhaustion. Dark-meat Poultry - Dark-meat poultry contains a good amount of iron (roughly double the amount of white meat), a mineral that plays a key role in the formation of hemoglobin, which delivers oxygen to all cells in the body. Swiss Chard / English Spinach - Not only does this leafy green contain a nice amount of energy-boosting plant- based iron (called non-heme iron), it also has vitamin C, which increases the absorption of this type of iron. Tofu - Tofu is a terrific source of plant- based protein, which helps steady blood sugars and provides the body with a sustained source of energy. We all should be looking to cut back on the amount of animal-based protein we eat, so this is a smart substitution. Walnuts - Walnuts are the only nut rich in omega-3 fats, which has been shown to help fight fatigue. They also provide magnesium, a mineral required for energy production. © Dietitian Connection 13 Image courtesy of Lucy Schaeffer Infuse | December 2018