April 2003, "Instant Energy: 12 Ways to Perk Up Fast"
"12 Ways to Perk Up Fast"
by Norine Dworkin
7. Revive with the Right Snack
Most snacks will energize you. But the best options provide a mix of protein, complex carbohydrates, and fat. Your body metabolizes these nutrients steadily, creating long lasting energy - unlike the sudden spikes and crashes that come with simple carbs, like candy or cookies, explains Jana Klauer, M.D., a weight management and nutrition specialist in New York City. Next time you're running on empty, reach for an apple with a tablespoon of peanut butter, plain low fat yogurt with a cup of berries or whole-grain toast with an ounce of cheese.