Use these 6 High Energy Starter Foods to Get More Energy
As we get older the hormones in our body change, which can lead to lower levels of energy and fatigue. I don’t remember at what age it started but I started to realize that midway through the day I would start to feel worn out and drained. I knew it wasn’t because of lack of sleep so I started to research what it could be. After searching online and speaking with the RD that worked with me I realized it was my diet and the foods I was ingesting. You see it is just like when the battery is running low on your smartphone, you plug it up. Instantly you see your battery charging icon get a boost. Well, it is no different with your body and energy levels. If you want to get that quick boost of energy back you and do it in a healthy way you can. It is as easy as feasting on these wonderful energy-boosting foods that are high in complex carbohydrates and natural energy sources.
A single cup of pineapple delivers enough vitamin C to fulfill your daily requirement. And because pineapple is very high in manganese, this natural vitality booster delivers instant energy whenever you need it. And by the way, pineapple tastes delicious!
Quinoa the wonder grain
As far as versatility goes, quinoa offers limitless possibilities. In salads, soups or by itself, this low glycemic index food does not give you a dangerous spike in blood sugar or energy. Since it is composed of approximately 60% complex carbohydrates, the energy it provides is slowly and regularly absorbed by your body. This means a day’s supply of energy, along with the benefits of high fiber and protein.
Carbs and protein for breakfast
Researchers have discovered that people who eat protein for breakfast generally eat less food throughout their day. This means fewer calories, and less of a chance to consume simple carbohydrates and sugars which cause an energy crash and burn. And complex carbohydrates regulate your energy for high levels all day long.
Salmon and eggs
Eggs are incredibly versatile. Hard-boiled eggs can last up to one week in your refrigerator. And salmon is an excellent source of healthy fatty acids and protein. When you get your B vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids, all day energy flow is headed your way, and these 2 super foods provide those healthy nutrients and others.
Oranges, grapefruits and other citrus foods
Vitamin C is excellent for boosting your immune system. It also helps deliver natural energy, and the way your nose reacts to citrus scent gives you an instant boost of alertness and mental clarity. Have some low sugar citrus juice with your breakfast, and enjoy an orange or grapefruit in the middle of your day.
Whether you enjoy watermelon, honeydew, cantaloupe or some other melon, you are fighting fatigue when you eat it. 90% of the weight of these fruits comes from water. And you know how important it is to keep properly hydrated. When your body has all the water it needs, it functions properly, leveling your energy distribution throughout the day.
I am going to conclude with this cheesy analogy and that is your body is like a car. If you want to perform sluggish then eat crap food. If you want it to perform like a race car and at high precision feed it the best nutrients you possibly can. If you just tweak your diet slightly I guarantee you will begin to get more energy throughout the day and especially after you ingest it.
Let me know what high energy foods you eat to give you a boost!
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