Verified on 04/15/2024 by Alexane Flament, Editor

Energy is supplied to the body through our food. To avoid missing out, it is therefore essential to know what to put on your plate. Goodbye slackness, we’ll explain everything to you.

What should you eat to stock up on energy?

The energy contained in food serves as fuel for the body which uses it throughout the day. It is this energy that allows us to move and carry out all daily activities. Energy is measured in calories.

Thus, the Montreal Hospital Center indicates that to enrich your diet with energy, you must eat “foods containing a higher percentage of fat”.

It could be :

  • Whole milk;
  • Yogurt;
  • Cheese ;
  • Lawyer;
  • Walnuts;
  • Of honey ;
  • Vegetable oil;
  • Fruits and vegetables ;
  • Fatty fish (salmon);
  • Oilseeds.

But according to Marie-Ève ​​Caplette, dietitian and nutritionist, “No food alone has the power to give energy. It is by changing our lifestyle habits, eating a variety of unprocessed foods, incorporating lots of colorful fruits and vegetables, eating 3 meals a day and snacks as needed and hydrating ourselves optimally that our energy level will be better ».

Breakfast, lunch, dinner: what to eat to be in good shape?

For the breakfast, nutritionist Marie-Ève ​​Caplette advises mixing a source of carbohydrates to a source of protein.

Carbohydrates are the main fuel for muscles and the brain. Protein serves to increase the feeling of satiety to wait until lunchtime.

It could be a bowl of whole grain cereal with milk and fruit, an omelette with roasted vegetables, a smoothie with yogurt, fruit and a handful of almonds.

Your lunch must contain vegetables, a grain product, a starchy food (rice or pasta) and a source of protein. Be careful not to eat too much so as not to get hit with a craving after the meal! The same goes for dinner.

If you are hungry during the day, a snack can give you some energy: apple cheese, raw vegetables and hummus, oatmeal cookies and a glass of milk… The choice is yours!

The café is a stimulant that helps start the day off right. Be careful not to drink more than three cups a day. Water is also essential: if you are dehydrated, you will feel tired and dizzy.

Florine Cauchie

Health journalist

April 15, 2024, at 9:50 a.m.

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