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Snacks foods to help boost your energy

October 27, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
A sugary snack may spike your energy in the afternoon, but it will most likely be followed by a big crash, according to experts. Instead, experts recommend looking for foods high in an amino acid called tyrosine.

Some good snack options that are rich in tyrosine are Greek-style yogurt with fruit, edamame or cottage cheese. Another great choice would be a handful of almonds.

Almonds have tyrosine and protein for sustained energy.

When you eat foods with tyrosine, it converts into feel good chemicals like adrenaline and dopamine, and boosts energy.