CATCH A (LIT­TLE) BUZZ

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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.

MON­KEY AROUND

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.

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