Nutrition Made Easy

Our nutrition experts and registered dietitians translate the latest nutrition research into tips you can use to eat healthier every day.

The Best Foods For All-Day Energy

Put the energy drink down and keep your engine revved throughout the day by filling up on our picks for the best energy-packed whole foods. By: Karen Ansel, RD

Picante Three-Melon Salad Recipe
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Melons

Melons such as cantaloupe, honeydew, and watermelon aren’t just bursting with energizing vitamins and minerals. With 90 percent of their weight coming from water, they fight fatigue by keeping you hydrated. That’s good news according to a 2012 Journal of Nutrition study, which found that even mild dehydration can sap your energy and mood. Pick up a cup of diced cantaloupe or watermelon on your way to work for a hydrating midmorning snack or prepare a melon-packed salad to pack for lunches.

View Recipe: Picante Three-Melon Salad

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