Beans and guac
While all B vitamins help convert food into energy, folate is essential for DNA synthesis and proper brain function. Folate, B12, and B6 are the three vitamin musketeers responsible for controlling elevated levels of homocysteine, which is associated with heart disease. Alcoholism, inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and celiac disease may lower folate levels, which could lead to irritability, forgetfulness, and mental sluggishness. So make sure to eat plenty of leafy greens, beans, avocado, root vegetables, and whole grains to stay alert and full of energy!
A cool glass of H2O
Dehydration can make you feel sluggish and fatigued and can give you a nasty headache. Not fun! Start your day with an 8oz glass of water to boost your metabolism and get your wheels rolling. Drink ½ glass to one glass of water every few hours, and more with increased perspiration and exercise.