What gets you going in the morning? For many of us, the answer is clear: our day doesn't really begin until we've had that first cup of coffee.
In fact, according to data from the National Coffee Association, more Americans are looking to coffee for a pick-me-up than ever before, with 64 percent of adults drinking the stuff on a daily basis.
However, it's not just our busy, often exhausting schedules that are causing so many of us to reach for the cold brew—it's because so many of us have forgotten the original prescription for better energy: the right food. Our diets have become so loaded with sugar, preservatives, and artificial everything that we’re not fueling our bodies the way they deserve. Instead, all we're getting is fatter, unhealthier, and increasingly reliant on caffeine to get us through our day.
Luckily, if you want to ditch that fatigue in no time, you're in luck: just add these 25 foods that fight fatigue to your menu and you'll have better energy than you ever thought possible in no time at all. And if you do choose to keep the occasional cup of coffee on your menu, discover these 42 Reasons Coffee May Be Your Healthiest Habit.