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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