Almonds contain the vitamin B7, commonly known as biotin, which “helps your body convert food into energy,” Goldstein notes. Biotin aids in the metabolism of carbs, fats, and protein, she adds.
Grabbing a handful of almonds (like these) for an afternoon snack will put some pep in your step.
Mussels are packed with the energy-producing vitamin, B12. Just 3 (oz) s of mussels provide more than 100 percent of your daily requirement. Because B12 plays a key role in your body’s nervous system and metabolic process, it’s an important part of a regularly balanced diet.
“B12 is required for energy metabolism and the body cannot create on its own,” Goldstein says. “That vitamin is essential for turning the food we eat into energy.”
Eggs provide basic nutrition staples such as protein, iodine, vitamins B6 and B12. Goldstein suggests skipping a second cup of coffee and instead opting for a serving of eggs. They’re a great way to build energy while getting an adequate serving of protein.