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Easy Energy Foods !!

Enjoying those Energy Foods !

Enjoying those Energy Foods !

Hi Everyone,

Was visiting some friends the other day and we talked about

what we like to get especially for energy.

Here’s some we mentioned…

  • Oatmeal – Switch to oatmeal for breakfast as it fuels your body for the day’s activities. Oatmeal has a combination of soluble and insoluble fibers and it pumps up your body with energy. It’s also highly recommended because it doesn’t contain sugar, which often leads people to great highs and subsequent crashes thereafter.
  • Marine Phytoplankton – This amazing green algae is full of Omega 3 fatty acidswhich are excellent source of energy as well. These improve your cardiovascular health and also boost your energy levels significantly. Found a great source of marine phytoplankton is Ocean’s Alive
  • Lean chicken – Lean chicken contains tyrosine, an amino acid that helps you remain bright and alert. It also provides sufficient energy to sustain you through your activities. Opt for lean chicken in your salads and sandwiches and watch how your energy levels change.
  • Cacao – As surprising as it sounds, cacao (chocolate, preferably raw) can also provide a quick burst of energy because it has two stimulants, caffeine and theobromine. Both these stimulants help in providing energy to the body. Of course, despite this good news, chocolate should be taken only in moderation as an excess of the same could have its own set of drawbacks.
  • Berries – Berries such as blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, and raspberries are not only tasty, but are also known for the antioxidants and vitamin C they contain. Berries help in fighting aging and prevent various diseases from occurring. Berries also boost your energy, especially during breakfast when you eat them with cereal.
  • Bananas – Bananas are high in potassium and also have vitamin B6 and vitamin Cand they have the right balance of these nutrients which help you fight fatigue. Bananas are also rich in carbohydrates, so avoid them if you are on a low carb diet because that could totally go haywire if you eat too many.
  • Lentils – Lentils are high fiber foods that contain plenty of nutrients such as vitamins, minerals, and iron. They help in maintaining sugar levels in the blood and prevent them from rising highly after meals without affecting the energy levels. Red beans, lima beans, and kidney beans are excellent sources of protein too, and this is especially important if you’re going to keep red meat away from your diet.
  • Yogurt – Yogurt has vitamin B which helps in converting other nutrients to energy in your body. However, excessive yogurt consumption could lead to weight gain because of its fat content.
  • Seeds – The next time you feel low and are about to reach out for a Snickers bar, stop and reach out for some seeds instead. Sunflower and pumpkin seeds are excellent snacks for those times when you want to munch on something but also need an energy lift. Watch out for those that are excessively salted and opt for health bars that contain these seeds as they up your nutrition quotient several times over.
  • Water – You need to drink sufficient water to make sure that your body’s energy needs are met completely. Without water, your body cannot digest food or transport nutrients. Water also helps in regulating your body temperature. When there isn’t enough water in your body, you get tired soon because your cells aren’t getting enough energy. If drinking plain old water sounds boring to you, you could also try sports drinks, herbal teas, and unsweetened fruit juices.

We constantly need energy throughout the day for different activities. However, because of our lifestyles, we tend to eat the wrong types of foods that do nothing to help us meet our energy requirements. Switch to the above mentioned foods and notice the change in your energy levels immediately.

Enjoy an Energetic Boundryless Life !!

Healthy Eating = Healthy Energy !!

Healthy Eating = Healthy Energy !!

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