Foods To Keep Your Energy High During Coachella

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My friends, it is with great pleasure that I announce the arrival of concert season [insert awful-and-questionable fashion choices here]. With Coachella creeping up on us this weekend on the West Coast and some concerts here on the East (like the Shlohmo one this Saturday that I will be attending), it’s important to make sure you’re fully energized for a long day’s worth of partying—not only is it healthy, but it’s also a better look than passing out and missing your fav artists’ set.

Citrus Fruits

Maybe my it’s my daily consumption of tangerines that accounts for my Hi-NRG. Clementines, grapefruits, and oranges are super packed with vitamin C, which enhances immunity and endurance.

Seeds

Seeds aren’t just for the birds. Personally, I prefer sunflower over pumpkin, but both aid in regulating sugar flow. In addition, seeds are full of B vitamins, iron, protein, so they’re basically little anti-fatigue fighting machines.

Kale

In my previous juice post, I mention kale—a.k.a. the best leafy green—quite a lot. Full of vitamins A, C, and K, magnesium, and iron, kale helps create and store high amounts of healthy energy.

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Green Tea

Although coffee is hands down the nectar of the gods, tea is also my friend, and I enjoy drinking it…a lot…in fancy cups…with my pinky in the air. Since it’s filled with antioxidants and caffeine, green tea helps you remained energized throughout the day.

Raw Nuts

Lol, no pun intended. This has similar benefits to seeds, in that both convert sugar to energy and relieve you from that awful, midday sugar crash. Throw some cashews and almonds in a ziplock bag to help sustain your daily-long energy boost.

Bananas

Filled with natural sugars and carbs, bananas will help with an instant energy boost, despite the way they’re consumed. As an aside, bananas are also high in fiber, another element that helps in stabilizing energy levels; this is why you should eat them before any energy-draining activity. (Really good to keep one in your bag for when you’re on the verge of falling asleep in class.)

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Watermelon

Up until three years ago, I loathed watermelon. Don’t ask me why, but I was very opposed to it and refused to eat it; but now, it’s all good. Watermelons contain high levels of B vitamins, which are very powerful for increasing energy, and potassium, which helps you stay awake and not fall subject to fatigue.

WATER!

I honestly don’t think people realize how amazing and important water is for them. In every way possible, water makes you awesome: it clears your skin, helps fight fatigue, and protects our joints. Water is the fountain of youth, and will keep you hydrated, which is a very important part of the concert season.

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