Do you feel tired or run-down during the day? Do you feel less productive on a daily basis? Maybe you need to work in your diet and eat foods that boost your energy levels. All foods give energy but there are some that have specific nutrients responsible for a surge in energy flow.
Here are eight natural energy boosting foods.
Eating a banna is one of the best ways to get an instant energy boast. Bananas are rich in complex carbs. They also have potassium and vitamin B6, which both elevates your energy levels. How do you eat bananas. Do you eat them on their own or as part of a smoothie? Share in the comments.
2. Fatty fish
Salmon and tuna fall under fatty fish. They're packed with important nutrients such as protein, fatty acids and B vitamins. Just one serving of fatty fish will give your body all the omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin B12 you need in a day. Studies have shown that omega-3 fatty acids will reduce fatigue as well as help you recover from cancer. Research suggest it helps in the production of red blood cells. Having the right levels of red blood cells and iron in your body will boost your energy.
3. Brown rice
This rice offers more nutrition and go through less processing than white rice. One cup of brown rice weighing 50grams give you as much as 2 grams of fiber and most of the manganese your body needs in a day. Manganese helps break down carbs and protein to produce energy.The fiber in brown rice it also has a low glycerin index.
4. Sweet potatoes
This net entry is both delicious and nutritious. One cup of sweet potatoes weighing about 100grams can provide your body with 25grams of complex carbs and around 3grams of fiber, a quater of manganese as much as 564% of your daily vitamin A requirements. Because sweet potatoes come with fiber the complex carbs your body also take a considerable amount of time to digest it. This means you have a steady supply of energy for a longer period.
Eggs are energy-rich foods that satisfy your hunger pangs and give you a steady steam of long-lasting energy. Eggs are packed with protein. They also have leucine which has shown to work with your body in different ways to produce energy.
Apples certainly keep the doctor away. They're a great source of energy and fiber. One apple ,weighing around 100grams, will give you 14 grams of carbs, 10grams of sugar and around 2grams of fibre. Since they're high on complex carbs and fiber, the body take longer to digest the fruit. This provides you with a steady energy source.
Funily enough, even water can boost your energy. It may not work like other energy rich items but it keeps you active. If your body gets dehydrated, your bodily functions slow down and you feel tired. By drinking water consistently thoughtout the day, you remain active.
8. Dark chocolate.
Dark chocolate has a higher concentration of cocoa than regular chocolate. This is why it can help boost your energy levels. But who's responsible for that? The answer lies with antioxidants. Antioxidants in cocoa improve the blood flow in the body. Because of the increased blood flow, your brain gets the required oxygen levels and keeps you active. The antioxidants in cocoa also helps bring down your mental fatigue and elevated your mood.
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