5. MAKE FRUIT YOUR GO-TO SNACK
The next time you have a sugar craving, head for the fruit bowl instead of the candy jar. "Fruit contains simple sugars that are easily converted to energy," says Leguex. But unlike sweets, it also has fiber to tame blood sugar spikes and make that fuel last longer.
What's more, researchers from the University of Illinois found that the soluble fiber in citrus fruits and apples gives fatigue a one-two punch by reducing inflammation and bolstering the immune system.
If you're bored with those picks, opt for a piece of tropical fruit. "Mango, papaya, and pineapple wake up your taste buds and make you feel like you're indulging in an exotic, special treat," says Leguex, who notes that mangoes are Rihanna's fave. An entire fruit has 135 calories, 76 percent of your daily vitamin C needs, and enough flavor to help tame even a raging sweet tooth.
| Jun 16, 2010