We must always start from a rich-based diet, such as the Mediterranean diet, and then introduce foods as a food supplement that may have stimulating properties. The Mediterranean diet is characterized by the abundance of plant foods, such as bread, pasta, rice, vegetables, vegetables, legumes, fruits and nuts; the use of olive oil as the main source of fat; moderate consumption of fish, shellfish, poultry, dairy products (yogurts, cheeses) and eggs; the consumption of small amounts of red meat and daily contributions of wine, consumed in moderation, usually during meals.
After that, "officially" chocolate, cocoa and its derivatives, chicory and other coffee derivatives, vegetable spices for infusions for food use and tea and derivatives are considered stimulants.
Other foods and substances considered stimulants are the herb mate, consumed in Argentina and Paraguay; cola nut with almost 2.6% caffeine content and guarana, also with caffeine, theophylline and theobromine content, all of them stimulating substances that provide us with that little extra help in order to maintain the current pace of life.
Dr. Joseph Perez. Doctor and team manager (- Z Rehab Medical Center)