8 Foods that Energize Your Body

Coconut oil, chocolate, tree nuts and chia seeds, in addition to giving you health benefits, act as natural energizers for your body.
8 Foods that Energize Your Body
Nelton Abdon Ramos Rojas

Reviewed and approved by the doctor Nelton Abdon Ramos Rojas.

Written by Editorial Team

Last update: 15 December, 2022

Thanks to carbohydrates, proteins, and fats, your body gets the energy it needs to perform all of your daily activities. However, if you quickly become tired or fatigued, it’s a sign that you need more “gasoline” to energize your body and keep going.

Energy drinks contain stimulating substances that effectively reduce fatigue and exhaustion, but their effects only last a short period of time.

Therefore, it’s better to invest your money in the following foods, both because they’re healthier and will give you the energy that you need:

1. Coconut Oil

Because of its high amount of medium-chain triglycerides (MCT), coconut oil brings energy to your body.

It’s also recommended to combat problems from simple infections to degenerative diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer’s.

Traditionally, people ingest carbohydrates before practicing a sport, but in reality this tendency is changing to ingesting fats made of MCT.

This is because glucose quickly reaches your liver to become fat. This makes it necessary to eat various amounts throughout the day to metabolize fat and get energy.

On the contrary, coconut oil continues to bring the necessary energy to you little by little after ingesting it.

2. Tree Nuts

Tree Nuts

Tree nuts are ideal to energize your body and your mind because of their high magnesium content.

They’re nutritional and contain a high amount of unsaturated fat, essential for proper bodily function.

They reduce bad cholesterol, diminish feelings of anxiety and stress, promoting an overall feeling of wellbeing and putting you in a good mood.

3. Dark Chocolate

Composed of at least 60% cacao, chocolate is an ideal food for giving energy to your body and improving your mood.

It contains a good amount of minerals and proteins that help protect your immune system, functions as an antioxidant and helps increase the production of serotonin and endorphins (happiness hormones).

This food should be consumed every day in moderation. Eating too much can cause weight gain and other issues related to obesity.

4. Mangoes


Mangoes are rich in vitamin C, calcium, copper, magnesium and potassium. Along with the sugars they contain, they help stimulate your body and gives it the energy it demands.

They also bring other benefits to maintain good vision, normalize your blood pressure, and combat external germs to prevent infectious diseases.

Additionally, mangoes function as antioxidants, improving circulation. Thanks to the high amounts of iron they contain, they’re used to prevent and fight anemia.

5. Chia Seeds

Chia Seeds

In addition to protecting your body from free radicals, they serve as antioxidants and gives you a feeling of satiation for a good amount of  time, chia seeds are super energizing.

They contain omega-3 fatty acids, fiber, phosphorus, magnesium, calcium, and potassium.

They’re utilized to prevent hypertension, reduce anxiety, and above all, energize your metabolism.

6. Honey

With a tablespoon of honey in the morning and another in the afternoon, your body will receive vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and the necessary energy to eliminate fatigue.

In addition, within honey, we can find the following things:

  • It’s efficient to treat wounds in your skin due to its antiseptic properties.
  • It produces a feeling of relaxation an tranquility, both physical and mental.
  • Honey helps treat the flu and cough.
  • It stimulates proper immune system function.
  • It fights constipation.

Additionally, you can use honey as a dressing or sweetener to include in your daily diet.

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7. Green Tea

Energize Your Body with green tea

Green tea contains a high amount of caffeine, which helps to stimulate your nervous system. It’s an antioxidant, antibiotic, and regulator for your blood circulation.

Because of its diuretic action, it’s recommended to eliminate excess liquids and clean out your body. It stimulates your metabolism and helps reduce excess body weight.

8. Bananas

Bananas are an excellent source of energy. They are highly recommended for athletes since it contains magnesium to strengthen your muscles.

They provide carbohydrates and is rich in phosphorus, folate, and astringent substances. Also, they give your body tryptophan, helping combat depression and emotional exhaustion.

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