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3 of 12 Best Foods For All-Day Energy
March 8, 2013 at 2:44 PM



Made from cornmeal, this Northern Italian staple is loaded with complex carbs. Unlike simple carbohydrates from highly-processed grains, complex carbs are broken down slowly so they keep your blood sugar on an even keel, providing a sustained energy release that lasts for hours. Plus, polenta couldn’t be easier to make with quick-cooking varieties ready in as little as 10 minutes. Simply stir it into boiling water, broth, or milk and serve. For a comforting whole grain start to your day, fold in dried tart cherries or chopped dried apricots. Or, prepare as a quick-fix dinner topped with marinara sauce instead of your usual pasta.

View Recipe: Polenta with Bolognese Sauce

Photo: Randy Mayor


  • momofsixangels
    March 8, 2013 at 2:44 PM

    Never tried it

  • bwsmommy
    March 8, 2013 at 4:05 PM

    It looks yummy .. maybe one day =)

  • LifeCafe42
    March 8, 2013 at 4:08 PM
    Tfs never tried it
  • HisSweetheart07
    March 8, 2013 at 11:02 PM

    never had it! 

  • Ladyisis
    March 14, 2013 at 7:14 PM

    I have never had it before. I would try it though. Thanks for sharing.

  • powow65
    by powow65
    March 14, 2013 at 7:15 PM
    That looks good!
  • teesoloca
    April 12, 2013 at 3:36 AM
    never have tried it

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