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3 Meals to Boost Your Energy

This is a meal plan for leaders. Check out what you need to eat to keep you alert and productive.
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Breakfast

To start your brain and ensure long-lasting energy, try:

- Egg-white omelet breakfast burrito on whole-grain tortilla

- Steel-cut oatmeal with fruit

- Smoked salmon on whole grain bread

- High-fiber muesli with nuts, fruit, and yogurt

Lunch

Fill up without bogging down:

- Eat a salad with meat or fish

- A wrap with vegetables

- Sushi

- Veggies and grains are packed with antioxidants to fight fatigue

Snacks

Sustain energy and focus:

- Eat nuts and berries boost omega-3s and antioxidants

- For something sweet, stick with citrus fruits. They contain pectin fiber, which helps you use the plant sugars slowly--compared with the sugar rush you get from candy.

Dinner

Lay the foundation for a good night's sleep:

- Have a healthful snack before bed--low glucose levels interfere with sleep. So does alcohol. A better bet: chamomile tea, which helps induce sleep as the body cools after drinking.

[Source: SHL Global Leadership Study]

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ADAM BLUESTEIN

Adam Bluestein is a frequent contributor to Inc., writing about health care, innovation, and new technology. He lives with his wife and two children in Burlington, Vermont.




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