CATCH A (LITTLE) BUZZ
Caffeine is the natural stimulant that keeps the whole world buzzing. Within 15 to 30 minutes, caffeine in a cuppa coffee or tea is running through your bloodstream, perking up your brain and body for about five hours. It has other benefits, like improving mood, boosting metabolism, protecting against certain diseases, and decreasing depression. Just one cup will do it, though—more than that can be harmful. If coffee gives you the jitters, or if it’s late in the day, try matcha instead:
Its caffeine boost is half that of coffee and is balanced with calm-inducing L-theanine.
Grab a banana and smear it with peanut butter. That’s a nearly magical combo because bananas are absorbed into your bloodstream quickly, and studies show they beat an energy drink when it comes to sustained athletic performance. Peanut (or almond) butter supplies blood sugar-stabilizing protein and healthy fats that will keep your energy level up long enough to cross off every task on your list.