You get up and feel desperate for a cup of coffee (extra sugar and cream, please). Two hours later, you're longing for a candy bar and a Coke. If your day consists of energy highs and lows, Dr. Mehmet Oz has your energy solution - and we've got the details as provided on his November 1 talk show.
Try these five stimulating energy boosters to look and feel your best from morning to night:
- Pea protein powder power: It sounds rather odd, but pea protein powder has become popular for its inexpensive price and high protein benefits. Recently featured on "The Doctors" (click for details), pea protein powder can be added to smoothies or yogurt. It boosts your metabolism and weight loss. Try kick-starting your day with a pea protein powder shake, such as low-carb, gluten-free vegan Naturade Pea Protein, Vanilla flavor (click for details).
- Maca: Here's a new superfood to add to your list. It's been used by indigenous Andean societies for decades before migrating to health food stores in Western countries. How much: 1,000 mg of maca capsules at breakfast.
- Beets: You can't beat beets when it comes to easy energizers. They provide you with improved blood flow and are a rich source of antioxidants. Try an afternoon snack of beets. Our tip: If you're thinking "yuck," experiment with Aunt Nellie's Pickled Beets and sliced fresh tomatoes topped with a small amount of low-fat mozzarella cheese. It's an energizing, low-calorie pick-me-up for that mid-afternoon slump.
- Watermelon: Say oui to watermelon. It satisfies your sweet tooth and can give you a boost when you drink the juice. Try making Dr. Oz's own energy drink recipe with both watermelon and beets by clicking here.
- Dragon fruit: High in fiber, low in calories, this energy powerhouse is rich in lycopene and cartenoids.