Energy Giving Foods for Convalescents

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    Energy Giving Foods for Convalescents

    As we get older, our bodies lose energy easier than they did at a younger age. It is necessary to find ways to get through the day without getting completely worn out. There are certain foods that can help to do so. Luckily there is plenty to choose from. If you are a convalescent, you will see the change in your energy level from eating these foods.

    As our bodies age, we sometimes find ourselves with less energy. (grand père image by Emmanuel MARZIN from Fotolia.com)

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    Protein

    Eating foods high in protein can give you energy. Foods such as lean meats, fish (salmon is a popular choice), beans, eggs, low-fat dairy products and nuts. Adding those foods to your meal can give you an energy boost.

    Salmon is a good source of energy, and can be quite tasty. (salmon image by cherie from Fotolia.com)

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    Wheat

    The carbohydrates and fats that are inside of wheat can give you energy. Foods such as wheat cereals, pasta, wheat starches, like potato and wheat bread are all good sources of energy.

    Some wheat spaghetti for dinner can give you a boost that will last the rest of the night. (Whole Wheat Pasta and Tomato Sauce image by JJAVA from Fotolia.com)

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    Berries, Fruits and Vegetables

    Eat some berries, fruits or vegetables. Their natural sugars provide an excellent source of energy that will not leave you feeling run down an hour after eating them. For older people, who have trouble chewing fruits or veggies, try cutting them up first.

    Bananas are packed with potassium. (bananas image by Maria Brzostowska from Fotolia.com)

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    Dark Chocolate

    Dark chocolate is not only sweet, but it has two energy-giving ingredients. It contains caffeine and theobromine.

    Dark chocolate. (dark chocolate image by terex from Fotolia.com)

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