Energy boosters: Complex carbs
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Need a sugar fix? Before you run over to the vending machine, think about this: refined sugars (think candy bars and chips) only give you a rush for a hot minute and have no nutritional value. Instead, opt for bars full of whole grains and seeds that are packed with complex carbs and nutrients. The Simply Bar ($2.79 each), at Loblaws, Bulk Barns, Rexall and other health food stores, wellnessfoods.ca.
Energy boosters: Vitamins
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Ok, we get it, making sure your diet includes essential vitamins can be challenging. However, taking the appropriate supplements can fill in where your diet lacks. Jamieson B75 Complex Suppliment ($23.50), at pharmacies across Canada.
Energy boosters: Citrus scents
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This fresh scent tingles your senses and increases your energy with one sniff. Dab on a fragrance with notes of citrus for an extra kick. Byredo Bal D'Afrique Eau de Parfum Spray ($235 for 100mL), at Holt Renfrew, holtrenfrew.com.