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You have been running around all day, your energy is slowly depleting and you need a boost. It may be time to grab a bite to eat. There are certain foods that have been proven to help increase energy levels.

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It’s important to stay hydrated and eat foods that are rich in protein, fiber and complex carbohydrates. Sagan Schultz, certified personal trainer and CEO of WellWell, explains that nuts and dried fruit are great snacks because they are a combination of fiber and protein which “slows the breakdown of carbs and provides a steady supply of glucose.”

Continue reading for 8 foods that boost your energy.