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Do you have a list of fruits and veggies that are good for energy?

Q. What are a list of fruits and veggies good for energy?


A. Eating a variety of fruits and veggies will provide your body with different vitamins and minerals that work towards making energy. Potatoes for instance provide complex carbohydrates that your body will use for fuel. The fiber in potatoes makes you feel full and less hungry and keeps your blood sugar from spiking rapidly. The starch in potatoes is broken down into glucose and is either used right away for energy or stored in your muscles as glycogen for later use . Vitamin C-rich foods such as oranges and strawberries help the body absorb iron found in foods like spinach and meat. Iron is needed to oxygenate your blood, contract muscles and aid brain function.


Above are just a few examples of energy building nutrients and foods. Fruits and vegetables are excellent sources of key nutrients for health, so eat up!

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