Food is essential for all kinds of things: sustenance, comfort, delight. We need it to live and to thrive. In essence, food is energy. So how can you eat to fuel an active, creative life?
Every cell in the body, apart from red blood cells, has mitochondria. These vital organelles function as a kind of energy factory for cell function. To understand relationship between food and energy, it helps to know which foods help support mitochondria. (It also helps to know foods that have a negative impact on mitochondria. Chief among them: sugar.)
Sharon Meyer, CNC, an integrative nutritionist with the Sutter Institute for Health and Healing, lists these among her favorite foods for boosting energy.