The New Energy Foods: Helpful or Hype?

Food fads come and go, but are some of the new energy-boosting foods worth the hype?

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Fuel up with food

by Norine Dworkin-McDaniel

You need to eat for energy, and what you put into your mouth matters. Some foods are energy sappers (think sugary treats that leave you in a slump). Others are tried-and-true ways to keep fatigue at bay all day long—like high-fiber quinoa.

Here are some other foods often cited as energy boosters, and the real deal on whether or not they deliver.

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