8 Foods to Give You Energy
You need loads of energy to get through your day. When you feel like slacking or low on energy, you most likely need to get some nutrient-dense foods in your system. Here are some foods that will give you a quick boost of lasting energy without the crash.
Oats are one of the easiest and most delicious and versatile ingredients ever. Oats contain the healthy type of carbs that are a great source of energy. They help metabolize the energy in your body by providing nutrients like vitamin B, thiamine, folate and niacin. Oatmeal is personalized energy! You can throw in whatever ingredients you like. Soaking oats overnight make them easy to digest.
To enjoy a warm bowl of delicious oatmeal, try this recipe:
Boil two scoops of oatmeal in a pinch of salt, a cup of water, and two tablespoons of peanut butter. Cook until the water is absorbed and it looks a little soupy. You can even sprinkle some black pepper on the top for additional taste and seasoning.
Eggs can provide 30% of the protein your body requires and help strengthen and build your muscles. You can use eggs however you like. You can make an omelet, scramble them up, or simply hard-boil them. Having protein and fat at every meal can help you feel fuller for longer. Be fussy about the quality of your eggs. Happy free range hens will lay eggs that have great nutritional value then caged hens.
Yogurt may be an easy thing to snack on, but it also provides your body with an incredible amount of energy. It’s milk, lactose, and low sugar levels are responsible for the energy, and the protein helps slow food digestion so you can store the energy for a longer period of time. Adding ½ teaspoon of cayenne pepper and one drop of DoTERRA lemon oil is a great way to fire up your digestion.
Shrimp is rich in vitamin B12 and very low in calories. Vitamin B12 helps your body produce energy at a much faster rate. Shrimp also contains omega 3 fatty acids, which help boost your mood and your energy levels. If you are vegan, you can obtain B12 by brewing your own kombucha or fermenting sauerkraut. If you have a look on my website and Fb page I share how to make these.
This Mediterranean dish is made from various herbs, spices, and chickpeas. It also contains olive oil, lemon juice, and sesame seed paste. These ingredients provide the nutrients and healthy carbs needed to help our bodies produce energy. They also contain healthy fats and protein, which means that you will be able to store that energy for a longer period. Soaking chickpeas in water and 2 spoons of apple cider vinegar will help remove phytic acid and make them easier to digest.
Strawberries contain natural fructose, which gives you a quick yet sustainable boost of energy. You eat them raw or add them to your oatmeal, acai bowls or smoothies.
Mitochondria are the powerhouse of cells. Spinach contains nitrates that are responsible for improving the efficiency of mitochondria, helping provide energy to your cells.
Bananas not only provide your body with energy but also help in storing it. They make a perfect snack before you head to the gym.
Try adding some of these foods to your diet to boost your energy levels and power up your body’s performance!
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Yours in health and wellness,
Trish Tucker May