Would you break up with coffee for this energy booster?
Here it is upfront: oatmeal! You probably ate it for breakfast as a kid, and if you did, you probably had tons of energy.
Now that you’re an adult, you should still eat it because it’s one of the best energy boosters around.
Setting the record straight on coffee
Coffee is not an energy booster (though recent studies say it could reduce depression!). The caffeine is actually a stimulant that targets your central nervous system. So, while coffee may seem to give you energy, it’s simply giving you a false feeling of energy that will lead you to “crash” and seek another jolt of caffeine to achieve yet another false energy burst. What you need is a dietary source of energy that will last, releasing energy into your body continually. Oatmeal is exactly such a source. And it’s a superb option for nurses. Here’s why…
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Cynthia Dusseault is a professional freelance writer with both a health and an education background. A former medical radiation technologist and elementary school teacher, she realized that no matter what she did, she was drawn to any task that involved writing, so she decided, over a decade ago, to write full-time. Since then, she has written for a variety of magazines and websites including Nursing PRN, National Review of Medicine, University Affairs, Your Health, Education Leaders Today, Today's Parent, Children's Playmate, WeightWatchers.ca and many more.
She has written about topics such as asthma, genital herpes, circumcision, teleradiology, body art, learning disabilities and exercise trends, and she absolutely adores the fact that writing—particularly doing the research for the articles she writes—makes her a lifelong learner.
By Cynthia Dusseault