We all have that feeling at one time or another feeling tired and lethargic wondering when that hit of caffeine from yet another cup of coffee is going to kick in or if it is ever going to happen. Whether is down to a gruesome work schedule or running around after the kids at home. Well if you know that feeling all to well it may be the opportunity for you to consider how your fueling your body.
Just like an car needs fuel to run our bodies need sources of energy to function . The food we consume fuels the small energy reactions in our body and sure you don’t need us to tell you that some foods do a better job of it than others.
Below we’ve drawn up a short list of foods which you may want to incorporate into your diet to get that energy kick start all day everyday. So the next time that tiring feeling kicks in head to the food reserves and get some of these down your neck.
• Water– Good old water, something we all have a constant supply off. Being dehydrated can cause you to feel tired as your bodily functions slow. Have a fair amount of water in your diet can keep that fatigue at bay leaving you with a energized feeling .
• Nuts– The variety of nuts available is almost shocking whether its at the supermarket or shopping online. If you cant decide try some walnuts or almonds. Not only will you be adding vitamins and minerals to your diet they will provide you with some heart healthy fats, protein and fibre. The riboflavin found in almonds will boost your energy production no doubt.
• Avocados– Steady energy levels can be maintain in your body from this fibre source. Simple carbs may provide energy but the healthy mono unsaturated and polyunsaturated fats found in avocados greater greater amounts as they are digested at a slower rate providing you with a longer lasting energy reservoir. They are also a source of potassium and protein.
• Spinach– being a great source of iron it can help with a possible source of feeling tired,as a
shortage of iron can result in less oxygen flowing to the brain.
• Cottage Cheese – a low caloric high protein source cottage cheese is a great food to have in your diet. Its packed with nutrients like B vitamins, calcium, phosphorus and selenium. Its a good option for some easy instant energy source as you do not require to cook.
• Bananas – Offering vitamin B-6 ,potassium and carbs all which can help boost your energy levels. They’re made mainly of sugars (fructose, glucose and sucrose) and fibre, making them an ideal energy source. Many studies have showed bananas to be a great alternative to many other carbohydrate sources and its usually a go to food for many sports men and women.
• Eggs– A great source off energy to start your day. Scrambled or hard boiled its your choice. The nutritional qualities of eggs help stabilize blood sugar levels from the healthy fats and protein found in them. Eggs contain many enzymes and vitamins which help stimulate energy production.
The list doesn’t stop there, there are many different foods that will give you an energy boost. Dependent on your own preference you can incorporate these in you diet and have that all day energy packed feeling.
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