Having enough energy to soar through your day without lulls or fog is one of the best feelings. Adequate sleep, exercise, and that morning cup of coffee can help you feel fresh and alert, and adding in foods that support a healthy metabolism can help sustain that energy as the day goes on. Metabolism is the process by which your body converts food into the energy that fuels all of your body’s basic functions—that includes breathing, blood circulation, growing new cells, and more.
There are some vitamins and minerals that can support this process, and they’re widely available in many of the whole foods we eat every day. Niacin, a B vitamin, is in poultry, salmon, tuna, brown rice, and peanuts. Magnesium can be found in pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, almonds, cashews, and black beans. And we can get iron from white beans, lentils, dark chocolate, spinach, tofu, and sardines. We picked some breakfasts, lunches, dinners, and snacks starring one or more of these metabolism-supporting ingredients.
If you’re looking to add on to what you’re eating, our High School Genes vitamin and supplement regimen addresses multiple systems in the body that contribute to optimal metabolism. Every daily packet includes B vitamins, cinnamon, and green tea extract—to name a few more ingredients that support healthy glucose and energy metabolism. (For those wondering, you can take High School Genes along with the superpowder mentioned below.)*