Think you know, how to boost your energy the right way?
Everybody can feel a bit tired or run down throughout the day. It’s absolutely normal, but a lack of energy could affect your daily activities and make you less productive.
Instead on energy drinks or fast sugars, why don’t you try some of the following? Healthy food, which will boost your energy for longer than fast sugars and energy drinks full of nasties.
Apples are one of the most popular fruits in the world, they have many benefits as already mentioned in our post “Superfood which won’t cost you arm and leg!”.
They are a good source of carbs and fibre. Due to their rich content of natural sugars and fibre, apples can provide slow and sustained energy release. With all the benefits, they are definitely a great choice.
You should eat them whole as juices and purees have the fibre removed can boost you with energy for a shorter period of time.
Dark chocolate has a higher cocoa content than milk chocolate so with the antioxidants in cocoa, which increase blood flow through the body, its a good choice for boosting your energy.
As this effect helps to deliver the oxygen to the brain and muscles, which improves their function. This can be really helpful during exercise.
It also helps to reduce mental fatigue and improves mode! Check out the last post “How about chocolate?” and find your favourite!
Bananas might be one of the best foods for natural energy, they are packed with carbs, potassium and vitamin B6, all of them can boost your energy levels.
There is a study which showed that having one banana before 75km cycling trial had the same effect as a carbohydrate drink for improving the performance!
Strawberries are another good source of energy. They can provide you with carbs, fibre and sugars that can boost your energy levels.
One cup will give you 149% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C!
It also helps to fight inflammation in the body, the antioxidants will help fight fatigue and give you energy.
Green tea is known for its long list of health benefits, its high concentration of antioxidants can help prevent oxidative stress and inflammation.
Like coffee, green tea contains caffeine, which can increase energy levels. However, because green tea also contains a compound called L-theanine, the boost of energy is smoother and prevents the jitters.
Green tea can increase focus, alertness and mental concentration. It can be a good booster for physical activity because it can decrease fatigue by increasing the breakdown of fat.
There is a big variety of food which can boost your energy, many of these foods contain nutrients, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
There is many more you can add to your daily intakes like beets, nuts, oranges, lentils, hummus and many, many more.
If you want to boost your energy the healthy way, definitely incorporate some of these into your daily diet!